Our eyes, our identity

Sand Spirits

Fifties Fridge

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I’m developing a new series of artworks using old family photos, collage and photomontage. (Pun intended.) While this work contains much that is personal and meaningful only to me and my family, it is also a commentary on the many roles of women, the changing images of women, the tensions and struggles that women navigate and much more.

The idea arose when I came across some old photos last year and started talking to photographer and friend Craig Holmes. We got together to select photos to reproduce. Craig brought a technical and creative eye to the process of selection. He made digital masters of the selected family photos, some of which were very small, with the oldest taken in the early 1930’s.

A high quality scanner in the hands of a skilled photographer yielded spectacular images. We were both surprised at the amount of detail contained in some of the images that had not been captured when the photos were developed manually.

 

 

Artist in residence

Assembling materials for a three week artist in residency at The Butter Factory in April.

2020 painting: Sunrise at Marcus Creek

 

Painting in Oils Again

It’s so long since I’ve worked with oils. For some reason I have the desire to do so again so I bought out an oil painting that had graced the bathroom wall for quite a few years.

That’s the one of the joys of being an artist. You always have work on hand to instantly create a new visual experience, or in this case, revisit an old one. I forgot how much I love the feel and endless subtleties of oil paint. I’m on a roll!

Finalist, Small Art Prize, Brisbane

I am an online finalist in the Lethbridge Gallery Small Art Prize, Brisbane. Thrilled that both the paintings submitted made the cut.