ARTIST OF THE MONTH
It’s always been a love of the outdoors.
Anytime spent exploring the great outdoors has been greatly valued throughout my life. The delight of being amongst mother nature, appreciating all the elements, taking in all the treasures there creates a quiet and calmness within that helps inspire me to do what I love most – CREATE.
Drawing was my first love, then painting. I sold my first painting when I was 11 years old and this is what I feel gave me the confidence to take opportunities that presented themselves to me and to look at things with a different perspective. I work in many mediums these days and enjoy mixing things up so that in the end the work is unique.
Perfection is unattainable in this approach particularly with my latest love - resin. I make no attempt to portray realism. Rather I work many layers again and again over days and days to achieve a successful piece. It’s usually not until the final stages that I can see the different mediums coming together in a way that is satisfactory to me.
There is such beauty surrounding us. My hope is to bring the outside in and to pay tribute to the natural world reminding all of us to slow down, reconnect and appreciate with what is freely available to us all- Nature.
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS OF THE MONTH ?
The Artist of the Month, whose works are displayed on a feature wall of the Centre Gift Shop, can be from near or far. Many are local Bribie artists who have shone in their medium or are taking an opportunity to display a new one. Some artists are from surrounding areas, and others come from further afield to have their work seen and admired by a new audience
The Artist of the Month is not only a talking point at the Centre, it also showcases works and practices to stimulate and inspire artists and visitors alike.
If you would like to inquire about being Artist of the Month, please contact Di Hampson at the Centre on 3408 9288.
You can download the application form.
MONTHLY MORNING TEA
Morning tea is held here on the SECOND Friday of the month, at 10.30am, at which the Artist of the Month speaks about his or her work. This event also serves as a welcome to new members and a chance for other members and friends to meet and mingle.