Finding the unexpected

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.

 

Forces of Nature 122 x 122 cm acrylic on canvas

Forces of Nature 122 x 122 cm acrylic on canvas

Take a Walk under My Skies

OPEN STUDIO AND GALLERY Weekend at Tallegalla-  9th and 10th April 2016

Visit my studio art exhibition in the Art Clique Gallery at Tallegalla in South East Queensland.       I live on 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, in South East Queensland, only an hour from the city of Brisbane, 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, that I decided right then and there to exhibit the artwork in my own studio gallery.

On the weekend of the 9th and 10th April from 9am to 5pm you can visit my inspiration and step into an artist’s world.  New work will be on display along with older works paintings, etchings and my books.

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

Here is a sneek peek of the Gallery and Studio.

Art Clique Studio Gallery

View from the gallery garden

View from the gallery garden

Art Studio

Art Studio