the background San Remo looking towards Hastings Vic. A welcome change to a cooler day from the 37 degree heat!
Well I am thrilled to say that I received "Emerald Artist of the Year 2022" with Gallery Ring. WOW, I could not believe the notice, and am so blowen away and a huge thank you to Gallery Ring - this is so encouraging and pushes me to do better.
So much is expected of this year; due to the fact that my man has been quite ill, I have had to push my next exhibition in the delightful gallery of Malvern Artists Society's Gallery in Malvern to February 2024 - that is the only time they had available (3 weeks), so on the positive side, I have plenty of time to expand my work and do larger works on Claybord in WC and have some exciting new projects - so I am keeping positive.
My studio is so close to being finished YA! I am now having some signage printed, all very excited. We will be teaching Scratchboard and Watercolour/ink, as mentioned earlier, I am talking to some very fabulous instructors, who will be the guest tutor for a day, and that will be great fun. Although there is still work to be done, on the outside and the installation of the air conditioner and readjustment to the placement of wall lights!!! The studio is looking great and it has so much light and has a great feel to it.
I am thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Juror this year, for the fabulous Camelback Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona US. WOW, I am so honoured to be asked, as the standard is just stunning, it was a privilege to be one of the judges for the first show this year, the works entered could all be winners! I think that what Camelback Gallery is doing is just wonderful for international art, and it is great to be part of this team.
I am a member of Fusion Art of Santa Fe US, the opportunities within their international shows is a brilliant avenue for artists and I am very fortunate to show and with some successes. Light Space and Time is another fabulous group and I love being part of their shows. Art Room Contemporary on Line Gallery, and Global Painting Conclave of Nova Scotia Canada is just wonderful and I thrilled that my paintings have touched a few hearts, Gallery Ring is another wonderful avenue for international artists, and am thrilled to had some of my artworks selected.
I am so also very excited to have had my paintings published in Europe, and the latest publication with my four images - 3 watercolors and one scratchboard. So thrilled and awaiting arrival of the publication "Excellent Art" from Germany, and the "Animal Worlds of Art" with my two scratchboards!
The opportunities afforded to me by the Circle Foundation for the Arts in France has been tremendous, and I am so grateful for the opportunities to be invited to exhibit and to be published within their magazines - Spotlight and Circle Quarterly Art Review, huge thank you.
Just finished my latest 2023 painting. Titled "Spring fever - Bisons grip", Watercolor on Claybord 18x24inches. I just love these animals, and have seen them locking horns like this many times, this was inspired by some footage from Yellowstone (where I saw these guys), and it just inspired me to put this into a painting. Tried to keep it simple, and little detail except for the eye and front bull. But the rest is in the dust and sweat from the beasts!
Updated NOTICE: 2023
"Autumn Classes" and that could be a world of fun. So stay posted - email@example.com
If you are interested, please drop an email and let me know what best suit you in your availability!
Scratchboard & Animals in Watercolour - for face to face classes.
Flyer coming out shortly.
(students over 18yrs).
If you have a love for painting animals, and wish to progress your art, we are fortunate to have access to wildlife subjects - and you will be able to sketch from life. However, it will depend on the day, which animal will visit - mostly Echidna, Wallabies, Blue-Tongued Skinks, Cotton Tails, Possums, various Parrots and other amazing bird life, and of course the stunning horses, pony, Alpacas and various sheep with "weird" personalities!
You are welcome to join our classes in watercolour and scratchboard. Let me know, as we are taking bookings now
Notices will also be issued on www.scratchboardartclasses.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org