About Lyne Marshall

Along the road to discovery, I grow and expand through a questioning mind that engages the creative process. My purpose, besides creating, is to inspire others to share this journey with me.

RE:Location- an interactive art exhibition

Lyne Marshall’s RE:Location exhibition at Manning Art Gallery 2nd March – 2nd April 2017

Standing among the results of two years of my creative time, presented now by gallery staff and volunteers with so much love and attention, is an affirming moment. What an adventure it has been delivering the art to Manning Gallery in Taree NSW for the RE:Location exhibition. I have been introduced to a new group of arts workers, who not only love the arts, but do what they do with great enthusiasm. See the VIDEO of setting up here and links to workshops are below.

Lyne Marshall’s RE:Location exhibition at Manning Regional Art Gallery

This exhibition of 14 paintings, 6 digital artworks, 16 sculptures [and 6 Log Lights by my partner Peter Marshall ] started with an overseas venture to visit the homelands of my ancestors who came to Australia in the 18oo’s. It has now culminated with this exhibition, a video and a new book, RE:Location as Inspiration: Creating from Diverse Landscapes

Back in 2015 I wanted to return something of myself to those ancestral lands so I secreted 10 little art-pods, which contained signed images of my artworks for the taking. For this exhibition I have placed 8 new art-pods in the Taree area, and invite the viewers of my exhibition to find them with GPS co-ordinates. The POD LOCATIONS are listed here with the co-ordinates, tips, and approximate distance from the gallery. Enter the numbers into the SEARCH on Google Maps. The art-pods are all on public land and require no digging so if you find one please take an image and return the Pod without bringing attention to its placement.

  1. 909285 S 152.471357 E: Grassy rest at a She Oak tree, left side of the track   800m
  2. 911710 S 152.466168 E   Under the board walk with river views.                     300 m
  3. 916625 S 152.457857 E   Lurking behind the Remnant Rainforest                   750 m
  4. 908293 S 152.461478 E   In the arms of a 2 BOB tree.                                    300 m
  5. 907768 S 152.472785 E   Wynter lies ahead on the garden walk.                     1 km
  6. 871275 S 152.378785 E   Brush with nature under the ramp                           10 Km
  7. 890353 S 152.472897 E   Gee – gee this might stump you.                              3 km
  8. 918195 S 152.462775 E   Fig-ure this: curled in a bed of leaves                       900 m

Mapping the Land series – acrylic on canvas- part of the Manning Gallery RE:Location exhibition by Lyne Marshall.

RE:Location is showing at Manning Gallery from the 2nd March to the 2nd April 2017 with an opening  the 4th,  and an artist talk at 2pm on the 5th. Professional Development workshops on Wednesday 28th and Finding Creative Direction two day workshop on the 1st and 2nd of April can be booked with the gallery.

Sculptural artworks by Lyne Marshall

Pigment Inks on Metal by Lyne Marshall and Log Lights by Peter Marshall

Artworks for the exhibition can be viewed now on Art Clique- Lyne’s dedicated website. RE:Location will also be exhibited in Queensland on the Stage at the Ipswich Art Gallery from the 21st August to the 16th October 2017, and Barossa Regional Gallery in September – October in 2018 .

Lyne Marshall’s paintings

Feeding the Eternal Soul

It’s getting darker now. The sun, casting a chartreuse green hue over the water, illuminates the partly submerged logs that offer a haven for assorted wildlife. As night falls the black cockatoos with their noisy chatter, add to the mood that has grown in dimensions over the few days we camped beside Tooloom Creek.

Tooloom Creek

Tooloom Creek

It has been a hectic three months getting my new book to press. With no Internet or phone, this time has been an opportunity for deep reflection, as deep and wide as the water stretched before us. Many have related that watching water, be it the sea, a river or a creek, cleans out the mind and enriches the soul.

Beside walking down to the falls, and exploring the causeway I spent most of my time reading and contemplating new artworks, while my partner went on numerous excursions down the creek in the inflatable boat. I don’t come easy to relaxing during the day. At home I usually fill my time with many active pursuits.


However nature has many lessons to teach us; the first being that we have an eternal self, a part of us that needs to be regularly replenished. The practical side, of many of us, wants to live a full life and fill every moment with ‘doing ‘.

River spirit

Spirit of the River

Small Kingfisher

Small Kingfisher having lunch

I learnt over those few days beside the water that there are some things we can’t change, and moments of solitude allow us to reflect and transform. Unfortunately there is a dark side to life, and when sad things happen, as well as inspiring creativity, a venture into nature can heal the heart.

Some of the log visitors are pictured below.


Water dragon

Water Dragon taking a rest

Tortoise sunning.

Tortoise sunning.

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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