Seating in our exhibition space at Hilltop Art House. I am working on them simultaneously to ensure they balance each other. It’s a big project!
This is the moment I have been waiting for where I can not only see how the two settees are working together but how the entire space works. Some minor tweaking has taken place but surprisingly very little. This work takes a lot of concentration and decision making with every shape, line and mark being considered. Needless to say I was in my element.
These two beauties are going to a new home in Victoria, Australia thanks to Etsy. But you don’t need to miss out. My full range of archival wildflower and landscape prints are on show and for sale at my Open Studio starting on 8th September. Also available, landscape paintings and contemporary art prints.
Bud – that moment when the flower is about to burst. Available on etsy now.
Starts Dessert Pea – one of nature’s curiosities. available on etsy now.
My daughter, Eve Wolfe, a successful emerging artist will also be showing her miniature sculptures along with her tonal drawings.
We will be providing you with a bit of fun and laughter along the way, and maybe even some wonderment as you make your way up our very own little art trail leading to our hilltop studio.
When you have finished why not pop around next door to Charlene O’Brien’s studio to see her eco clothing and couture.
In all there are 24 studios open to the public.
KEEP THE DATES:
The Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail
September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24
10am to 4pm
This work is all about being part of a large family. We do not have a family tree but a forest. The forest is populated by the members of my family. With the ‘big boys’, (I still call them that), just behind me. And the younger members of the family forming the tree trunks behind them. Not forgetting mum and dad, who are in there too.
Perhaps at this stage I should do a roll call in order of age. I have to say I always feel a huge sense of pride when I do this. They are: Ken, Eric, Billy, David, Kevin, Ged, Henry and then came the girls: Malvina, Lorretta, Lorraine (me), Rebecca and to finish it all, the baby of the family, Sam.
The face in the foreground is of me when I left home to go to art college and began a new life. The image shows how I am remained connected to my family through the family roots.
A Childhood Landscape is the title of this work in progress which is very close to my heart. Being the 10th of 12 children made for quite a childhood and provided many memories, most of them happy. Although we were as poor as church mice in many ways we lived a life of abundance. Thanks that is, to our parents who were extremely resourceful and imaginative. Qualities which have expressed themselves differently in all of us. Whichever way you look at it, it is an unmistakable trait of The Wilson Family as is an undeniable streak of eccentricity. Traits which I have often relied upon to get me through life and are of course very useful to an artist. I am forever grateful for the gifts that being part of this family have bestowed upon me.
The Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Australia’s prestigious artists. The exhibition features around 80 works across a variety of mediums of the fine arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and textiles. Curated by Robert Buratti.
Mother & Daughter Moment
This is the first exhibition where my daughter, Eve Wolfe and I have exhibited together. We were amazed to see that the curator had hung our work together on the same panel. Considering there was eighty art works that was a real fluke.
Minnawarra Art Awards is now considered a must see event on the Perth arts calendar.
Saturday 22 April – Sunday 7 May 2017
11am – 4pm daily
For many years I have been interested in referencing the marks left behind as a result of normal everyday activity. This often involves drawing around or alongside the unintentional marks, stains, creases or wear and tear created in the course of normal activity. Highlighting them by drawing lines around or alongside them as shown below.
This project took place over a three month period in which all the marks and detritus left behind after the evening meals were ‘marked in’. These marks slowly built up over time creating this rather interesting design.