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I live in the rainforest (and camphor laurel) clad hills behind Byron Bay and paint mainly in oils, both for my landscape and figurative works.
For 'life drawing' or working 'plein air', I work mainly in coloured inks. My Website
My work fits into the tradition of Australian landscape painting with the challenge of working with paint and canvas to say something new. There are several major themes covered in the works which are fully detailed on my website I am the Founding President of PAN.
Painting has been my lifetime vocation. My first solo show was in Melbourne, 1961. Countless works with various subjects, mediums, styles and colours have been shown, sold, acquired, overpainted or trashed since then. Fortunately the creative process remains a challenge.
Paul brings diverse cultural influences into his work, having created pottery and ceramics for the last 35 years. An unquenchable curiosity has led him to continually explore new styles of production and glazing with the result that many of his works are unique, exciting and very different.
I live near Bundjalong National Park. In my art animals and hybrid creatures are 'woven' into narratives in landscape settings on canvas or on paper. My sculptures are human/animal figures made from found objects, fabric, and wool, string, etc. which are woven or sewn.
The mythology of various cultures that I have a connection to is a recent subject matter in my work.
Journal notes, edited: I cannot explain in an innocent manner an idealistic pursuit of painting... Oil paint is what my work is about, sometimes we don't want the paint to get in the way of the picture but sometimes the picture is all about the paint. The only thing I am good for is to keep studying how to use oil paint.
I am a contemporary artist living in the coastal town of Lennox Head. I am inspired by my experiences of the natural world and my artworks explore the landscape and both wild and domestic animals. I am a multidisciplinary artist creating works in oil and acrylic painting, printmaking and sculpture.
I like to capture beauty in everyday objects and places, I use different mediums to express different ideas. My love of fabric (representing landscapes) and depiction Northern Rivers flora and fauna is turned into re-imaged landscapes.
I paint from a continuous process, letting brush, knife, paint, textures, sculpting by adding beads or objects, tearing, sewing and collage form the finished painting. Excited by texture, colour, light and movement, I love to breathe life into a painting, hoping to inspire the viewer; to creates an emotion. My Website
After retiring from teaching thirty years ago I have fulfilled a lifelong desire to paint and draw. I use oils, pastels and have done soapstone and clay sculpture. My work is figurative and I like to pay homage to 'the masters'.
After a 20 year love affair with clay then a period of mixed media I returned to painting about 17 years ago. Recently I have begun producing photographic and digital imagery but love to paint. website
Like many of my works, this one is based on the mandala - sanskrit: sacred centre. the idea here is of a merging between the inner child in all its sparkling, whimsical and divine glory and the true self simply being in the moment, in the eye of existence. This work is in acrylics on canvas.'
The Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales where I live offers a wonderful variety of natural environments for me to use as a starting point for my art work. I work in a variety of media; principally in oils and acrylic for work on canvas, and watercolour and gouache for work on paper when drawing en plein air.
Working in Northern Rivers provides me with a wealth of inspiration. As a ceramic artist, I love to focus on Australian native flora, and I intend pieces to be reminders to save our unique native flora and fauna. www.deborahgowerceramics.com
I enjoy exposing images in the camera using visible and invisible light and developing them in the computer.
I am a pictorial photographer challenging the boundaries of photography and art.
I work primarily in clay to produce abstract ceramics. As almost all of the pieces are of domestic size, for internal placement, I favour cold glazing after bisque firing. This allows me great flexibility in finishes incorporating metal powers and synthetic resins.
My only aim is self satisfaction, self indulgence really.