Art Update September 2020

by Sep 4, 20200 comments

Here is your art update for springgggg! Hooray – I am not a winter lover – suffer too much from the cold, so I just love spring and summer – cue Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’! Yes, I am a classic music lover and listen to ABC Classic FM when painting (although not so keen on opera).

Still life fantasy painting
Roses and a Porcelain Jar 61 x 61cm acrylic on stretched canvas [SOLD]

Some of my art is directly inspired by classical music – the painting ‘Roses and a Porcelain Jar’ – Ludwig van Beethovens’ Piano Sonata No 23 in F minor – known as ‘Apassionata.’

Art Update at Lennox Arts Collective

At the moment we have a fabulous exhibition by a local artist, Robyn Armstrong in our Featured Artist Section. It features textiles as well as art on a form of paper from the the Lotka plant in Nepal. The artwork is colourful and embraces mixed media and stitching within the works.

‘Stitch’ is on at Lennox Arts Collective August 28 – September 10. It has been selling very well, so get along fast if you want to purchase something beautiful! Facebook – Robyn Armstrong Art.

Art Update from my Studio

Some of you may remember that I did a residency at Tweed Regional Gallery in November 2019. One of my interests for that experience was the flora and fauna of the region, particularly the threatened species.

A friend from Landcare put me on to the beautiful Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, which depends on the Richmond Birdwing Vine, and which is being actively planted by Landcare volunteers to replenish the habitat.

I have now created a Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Teatowel – hand printed onto 100% linen, which is for sale @ $22, through Lennox Arts Collective Gallery Shop and my own website (post free within Australia).

Art Update on Classes and Workshops

My classes have proven very popular and due to the need to keep Covid Safe, I can only have small numbers in face to face classes. The result is that right up to Christmas I do not have any vacancies in my classes and workshops except for the Zoom classes on Tuesdays.

Art Update – interesting Blogs

I think you know that I am a fiend for colour in my artwork – well, my good friend, Sabine Pinon has a wonderful Blog called In Bed with Mona Lisa where she explores all things artistic and has recently written extensively about coloured pigments in paint – well worth a read!

I have been fortunate to recently be interviewed by another artistic friend, Kay Knights, who has started a blog about artists and their gardens – I was lucky enough to be the first of her interviewees! I think it will be a great blog to follow…Link to my interview is here


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