I've been working on some paintings on wood panel, with oils and inks and resin. The artist brief was to respond to the story of Easter and in particular the presence and absence of Christ through that time. I really enjoyed making the work - I used oval panels, like windows. I'll post some images of the work soon.
All tucked up with nice greenery and furniture!
This beautiful show curated by Steph Chalmers and Lynda Wilson is on at the Calder & Lawson Gallery at the University of Waikato this month. It features work from their Art Collection, and includes one of my works!
There is talk of making a Public Art Gallery in Hamilton, the city where I live, for many years. I had a hand in researching for and writing this discussion paper... I wonder if it will ever eventuate!?
Some works in progress... and a few drawings.
This is a patch of one of the paintings I worked on today. Mmmm, luscious paint!
I've been looking through images of my work from previous years, and came across this one. I remember painting this, and enjoyed the paintwork. It was from a series of work I did with reference to my grandparents, my grandmothers in particular. I found these beautifully crafted doilies and handbags, loved the textures and intimacy of them, and wanted to explore this through the painting. My grandmothers would use and even make these types of textiles, so I felt a connection to them.Read More
I'm working on this piece, I think I'm calling it a light-work, using sunlight, sized mull cloth, and paper. I like the way the light interacts with the materials, casting shadows, hinting at forms, and making lines.