PAN Byron Bay Visual Artists Networking Group
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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.
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.
I bring diverse cultural influences into my work, having created pottery and ceramics for the last 35 years. An unquenchable curiosity has led me to continually explore new styles of production and glazing with the result that many of my 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.
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 am a practising artist and teacher. I work mainly in contemporary watercolours. I am a graduate from the London Art Collage and have had numerous solo and joint exhibitions. My work is being published as greeting cards which are being distributed nationally and overseas. I have been a finalist in many art prizes including the Woollahra small art prize.
My art borders between craft and art. I am interested in the domestic, and use every day items to create my three dimensional objects. I live in Mullumbimby and gather inspiration from my local environment.
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.
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 create an emotion.
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.
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.
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.