abstract - realism - works in oil & graphite - prints
Friday 12 January until Sunday 11 February 2018
Alan’s high level of skill and expertise is displayed in his realistic depictions of wildlife. These beautifully executed drawings have a strength that almost demands them to be studied in detail for their lifelike qualities and fineness. Alan’s knowledge of his subject and his obvious skill in executing these pieces will amaze and delight gallery visitors. Alan has brought to life that which could easily have been simply a 2D drawing, these are much more.
In sharp contrast to Alan’s delightful drawings are his oil paintings. These are created in a surrealist style using a very strong pallet and they indicate his skill and confidence in this medium. Having spent his early life in Scotland and Germany, Alan moved to New Zealand in 1994. It was in his new homeland where, in 1999, he found a new direction being inspired by the vibrant colours of New Zealand. He returned to painting in oils and developed his own abstract style and says he is sometimes spiritually motivated and he also allows his intuition to guide him on his journey with the canvas.
Meet the Artist morning tea - Friday 19 January 10.30am to noon
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering
Introduction to Drawing Workshop with Alan - Friday 2 February - 10am to 1pm
Cost: $40 includes materials and morning tea
An intensive 3 hour drawing class where you will learn some of the fundamentals of drawing. Contact Alan to book at email@example.com or mobile: 0410 390 438.
Payment by 26 January to secure your place - numbers are limited to 6.
Saturday 17 February until Sunday 11 February 2018
Official opening Friday 16 February at 6pm. All welcome.
Beatrice’s works in monochromatic represent her local environment in a contemporary theme , illustrating her obvious love of the Noosa River and her early love and memories as a ten year old developing black and white photography. This interest and love of the monochromatic state has undoubtedly left a lasting impression as it continues to guide her work through her adult journey as an artist who is rediscovering “the magic in seeing and exploring our life and environment in a monochromatic state”.
Her skill in manipulating her images and rendering a surface as a sculptor might move clay with a tool, illustrates her confidence in various media including ceramics, photography and acrylics, all of which are featured in this exhibition. Unlike previous works, Beatrice ‘s recently produced art contains a restricted palette.
“Even when highly representational, monochrome artworks are not a direct rendition of their subjects and are more likely to be abstractions from a reality. It can be a representation that calms the mind and lets us enter imagination and fine tune our receiving senses.”
Monochromatic runs until 18 March.
Beatrice will be conducting a workshop at Wan’din’in - more details soon.
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