Studies from the Australian outback

My inspiration comes from engaging with the natural beauty of the wilderness places I visit, and also the distillation of these experiences in the studio. I attempt to capture the emotions I experience  through sketches and photographs initially, and recreate these feelings in my home work-space.

The history of the people who chose to live in the isolated areas I visit is evident through there sense of dedication to the land. Expressing this experience through finished artworks gives me a sense of completion.

Desert Tracks- 3 original paintings by Lyne Marshall

Desert Tracks- 3 original paintings by Lyne Marshall

The next journey  in 2016 will be to the Kimberleys in Western Australia, travelling via Lake Eyre and The Painted Desert and also visiting the Pilbra. Many accomplished artists have undertaken this journey long before me and I am excited to be walking in their footsteps and look forward to new artworks in the future.

This series of artworks here are studies from my many travels in the Australian outback. They were created for an Open Studio weekend on the 9th and 10th April 2016.  Visit the website to see more artworks for this event .

Salt pan Series- three original paintings by Lyne Marshall

Salt Pan Series- three original paintings by Lyne Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing in the Rain 79 x 54cm acrylic painting by Lyne Marshall

Dancing in the Rain 79 x 54cm acrylic painting by Lyne Marshall

Take a Walk under my Skies

OPEN STUDIO AND GALLERY Weekend at Tallegalla Queensland 9th and 10th April 2016     
View the new artwork for open day

My Studio Art Gallery at Tallegalla in South East Queensland, only an hour West of Brisbane off the Warrego Highway at Minden, will be open on the first weekend of the Ipswich Festival.

This is a rural property with unending skies that change hourly. Some mornings they are so breathtaking their beauty is overwhelming. I remember when I first moved to this area thinking I had not noticed the skies in this way since I was a child. Storms can race across the paddocks on one side of our house while strong bright sunshine pours down on the other.

Tallegalla morning skies

Tallegalla morning skies

It is in the heart of this environment that I create my artworks.  I often sit in the studio garden and contemplate my surroundings and read as I find wisdom and peace in words.

Looking over Minden Valley after the rain

Looking over Minden Valley after the rain

This land that I live on is so beautiful, even when the grass browns from lack of rain. I invite you to  visit this inspirational space and step into an artist’s world. New work will be on display along with older works paintings, sculpture, pigment prints on metal and my books.

We would love to welcome you here. You can purchase and lay byes are accepted until next Christmas. Please call M 0418 876 230 for directions and visit the  Art Clique Gallery online

Here is a sneek peek of the Gallery Garden and Studio.

View from the gallery garden

View from the gallery garden

 

 

 

 

Art Studio

Lyne Marshall’s Art Studio

Practice, practice, practice

My 2016 new year’s resolution is to practice, practice, practice at getting better at what I do.

This is the second quality of creativity and necessary for all artists, writers, musicians etc who face the effects of life getting in the way of creating. Christmas just seems to take up so much of our time but what a better way to take it easy than to spend time with family and friends.

I have kept working in my old studio which is away from the house and it’s all a bit messy. its  quite a nice break from 2D work. I majored in sculpture at University but it has always taken second place to my painting. it doesn’t seem cause me the same angst though as I use found objects that just seem to jump into my hands. I just keep plodding along and put it all together. Quite an exciting time.

My next project is to create a series of digital works for the Re:Location exhibition which will include the sculptures I have nearly finished. Deadlines are great motivators as rather than causing stress they create a need to get to work and often lead to breakthroughs. All of this feeds back into my painting which will hopefully take off with a jump start when I get back in the newer studio which is housed under the main part of our home.

If you haven’t  a deadline looming for 2016, make one… and watch what happens to your creative output!

Below is work in progress… a table of sculptures, part of the coming ReLocation Project exhibition.  See the project video here.

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The Twelfth Quality of Creativity – Confidence

Merry Christmas for 2015. This is an old post which somehow dropped of this BLOG. I have added it again. I hope you enjoy reading  it.

Working away in my studio, aiming for the perfect state of FLOW, I began reflecting on my many years of creating art.  Although the creative process can follow a similar trail each time you work, it still can leave you wanting a better outcome.

Why is this so?  When inspiration fails, when it seems a little dark outside, know that change is coming. I have often wondered why the creative flow can seem so inaccessible at times. I recall being told to find a word or phrase to fall back on when things are not going well. The right word or statement can have amazing powers to lift the spirits.

Without confidence we do nothing.  We flounder like a fish out of water.  I am told that in the recent floods there have been a few fish washing up in unexpected places. It doesn’t take a crisis however to lack confidence. Creativity is like the ebb and flow of the sea. The main thing is to never give up during these dark nights of the soul. The tide turns and confidence returns. Just think if you had given up and just around the corner was an amazing opening. Of course without confidence we may turn away from opportunity.

While making mistakes is a normal part of creativity, watching children painting and drawing is a real treat. They never hold back or doubt their abilities. Plenty of confidence leaps about as they jump in. I have the fruits of my grandchildren’s labour hanging up in my studio. I find the little art works on the wall after they visit. I enjoy the different moods and forms of expression in the work.

This, of course, is the secret, to be just like the children when we create, forget the end result and enjoy the journey. Confidence just has a way of coming back to lift the spirits.

Blackall Artist In Residence 2015 – Part 2

Part 2 –  Following on from the last post


Please view The Flying Arts – Blackall Cultural Association Residency VIDEO

Rested and relaxed we arrived in Blackall on the 6th October ready to begin an intense two weeks of activities that shaped my residency brief. Settling into the Living Arts Centre accommodation and surveying the complex gave me a feeling of boundless anticipation. The centre was at my disposal for the next two weeks.

The spacious Gallery Workshop would allow me time to begin creating my next exhibition of digital artworks. I also gave two one day workshops here on Finding Artistic Direction and Creating with all the Senses. Another half day workshop on Building a webpage for artists and Professional Practice was also given.

The residency came with other commitments mostly at the Cultural Centre, the artistic hub of Blackall. I opened the Festival at the Photographic Awards and judged the annual Heartland Art Awards. As artist in residence I was also given a featured area to display my own artworks.

Exploring the surrounding town and bush tracks became an early morning ritual on our bikes, and I also discovered the Artesian Spa. The Festival bought many into the town with ongoing entertainment from bands, races, markets and demonstrations.

My last day came by too quickly. I farewelled Blackall by spending a day with three classes of future artists at the local schools. Much fun was had by the eight and nine year olds in the drawing exercise.

On the road again home we visited Yaraka, population nineteen, spending time on Mt Slocome watching the disappearing sun send a diffuse glow over the vast landscape. Continuing on via Welford National Park we encountered many photographic moments before arriving home again in late October.

My Blackall journey will continue on through the experiences, stories and photographs that will continue to influence and fuel my artistic output for a long time to come. My thanks to Flying Arts and the Blackall Cultural Association for this wonderful opportunity.

Living Arts Centre Blackall

Living Arts Centre courtyard in Blackall Qld

Living Arts Centre Blackall: Artist in Residence accomodation

Living Arts Centre in Blackall Qld:  Artist in Residence accommodation

 

Blackall Cultural Centre, the hub of the Arts Festival

Blackall Cultural Centre, the arts Hub of the Heartland Festival