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.
The hills will come alive in September with twenty art studios open to the public.
8th – 11th September & 15th – 18th September 2016
Save the dates! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists, view their work and enjoy the hills environment. Should you see that amazing work of art that you simply must have, its more than likely for sale.
work in progress.This work measures 2.20M x 1.4M (7′ 2″ x 4′ 6″) approx.
Although the painting is blocked in, there is still a lot of mark-making to be done before it is finished. Ultimately a batten will be fixed to the top of the work which will be hung from the ceiling. This painting is the backdrop for three other “floating” paintings. Together these form an installation which allows viewers to literally walk through the painting.
After a few plein air painting sessions I decided to try my hand at pen and ink drawings. Its been a few years since I have done this sort of work but I love it. There is something very special about working in this way.
I can’t wait to see how it goes once I get my eye in. But I am already hooked. I love working in pen & ink.