A cold wet day didn’t deter visitors on my recent open studio weekend which was a wonderful outcome. I had some reservations about holding the exhibition in my studio and it is a hard decision to bypass galleries.
The benefits were obvious at the end of the two days and it was definitely the result of having more time to engage with everyone. I believe all creative people need to be able to articulate the concepts and purpose behind an artwork to give the viewer an opportunity to experience it on another level. The visitors were able to connect my location at Tallegalla with the passion and attachment I have to the natural environment.
Here is a great article on the exhibition at the Queensland Times Newspaper
I love to travel and seek out wild places. When I experience something in nature that inspires me I feel such a level of excitement and gratitude that I want to capture enough information, to translate the experience into an artwork when I get back to my studio. I aim to recapture the time and place through the feelings I had at the time to give a deeper layer to the new artwork.
Our first experience of the natural world takes the form of the environment we lived in as children. Mine was the sea, the sand and the Australian bush. The sea is in my blood, the bush is in my heart and the next journey I want to take in life is to recapture the immense freedom of my childhood.
I am looking for the unexpected..and it is always an unknown to return to the studio after travel.
LATEST NEWS Artsouthwa will host my workshop Creative Direction and the Inner Artist on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of November at Vancouver Arts Centre at Albany during my road trip to Western Australia. Please contact lyne @artclique.com.au or Artsouthwa to book your place. Prices are the same as on the workshop page on this blog. Please scroll down this page for more information.