Successful entry for Carmen

Carmen’s work ‘Patchwork Valley’ was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards – 2017 and her work has been on display at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery. I unfortunately was not successful and my work  ‘Grass along the Esplanade’ is on display in my lounge room until further notice. Cheers, Joanne   … Continue reading

Watercolour win for Carmen!

'Mapping the Colours'-watercolour

‘Mapping the Colours’-watercolour

Carmen entered the above painting into The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) for 2016.  This is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. In Flying Arts’ 45th year, the QRAA theme was ‘Colours of Queensland’. Artists were asked to consider what brings colour, vibrancy and life to their local community or region, drawing on personal experiences and observations.

After celebrating a major birthday, Carmen was delighted to hear that her painting ‘Mapping the Colours’ was awarded The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award and will be on tour throughout Queensland from Nov 2016 to Jan 2018.

 

Latest news!

After a very successful Art Workshop in July at Cooee Bay, Central Queensland, with tutors Pat Harry and Roy Oorloff, Carmen and I have tried to knuckle down and get some work done. So it was great to find that we have had some success in the 24th Barcaldine Art Festival.  Browsing through their facebook page, checking … Continue reading

Paintings that go west!

Paintings sent to competitions and exhibitions don’t always return home. If you are lucky it will be because you have won a prize or sold your work. Always a nice feeling when this happens, but sometimes they don’t return for other less joyful reasons. Last year I had two paintings hung in the Ernest Henry … Continue reading

Winning two months!

  This is a follow up to a post I did in April this year. I had completed the second half of a dyptich of my Spear Lily in June . You might remember the charcoal collage of the plant above – I have since completed the flower part of the work. Wonderful news, this … Continue reading

Selected for Flying arts exhibition

 

'Silence in the Landscape'

‘Silence in the Landscape’ Acrylic on Canvas (122cm x 92cm) by Carmen Beezley-Drake

Great news for Carmen! Her painting entitled ‘Silence in the Landscape’ has been selected for the 2014 Queensland Regional Art Awards ‘Vital Signs’ a project of Flying Arts. The Queensland Regional Art Awards is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland.

To view the online gallery and make your People’s Choice Vote, click the link below:

http://www.flyingarts.org.au/QRAA-2014-Vital-Signs-ga3220.html

Joanne

 

Good showing at Conclurry Art Awards

I have received  exciting news from Conclurry, where I had a painting in the prestigious Ernest Henry Memorial Art Contest. My painting ‘Gidgee Scrub’ (below) won second prize in the Open Section, which was a very nice $1500.   The Ernest Henry Memorial Art Contest has been running in Conclurry for 43 years and draws art work … Continue reading

Print Selected

I was very excited to receive an email recently informing me that I had a print/collage selected for the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards held in October at Pine Rivers. The exhibition runs from 12th to 27th October at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery. So a trip to Pine Rivers is in my calendar to … Continue reading

Paintings selected!

'Across the valley' oil 100cm x 100cm

‘Across the valley’ oil 100cm x 100cm

“Across the Valley” is off to Winton, having been selected for The John Villiers Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Show 2013.  The John Villiers Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Show  is run annually always with a theme, 2013 being ‘Outback Legends, Outback Landscapes’. This exhibition opens on 17th  May.

Themes can sometimes be tricky, as I tend not to paint to these, usually working from sketches I have done previously. However this painting “Across the Valley” an oil of Hughenden area, done from sketches while doing koala research in the district was, I thought, suitable for this exhibition. I guess the judges thought so too!

'Western Ranges' Watercolour & acrylic   92cm x 97cm

‘Western Ranges’ Watercolour & acrylic 92cm x 97cm

“Western Ranges” a watercolour/acrylic will be hanging here in the Rockhampton Art Gallery, having been selected for the Bayton Award 2013. The Bayton Award for Central Queensland artists is a biennial, non-acquisitive prize celebrating the diversity and excitement of visual arts in Central Queensland. Bishop Bayton resided in Rockhampton and served as the Dean of the Anglican Church for many years. During those years he was very involved in the promotion of the arts in Rockhampton.The award is restricted to artists in Central Queensland.

“Western Ranges” is painting  also from sketches done while travelling on the Midlander to Barcaldine where the train slowly winds in and around the Drummond Range.

Yours in art, Carmen

2012 ends with a win for Carmen!

In November, Carmen and I displayed some of our prints at the Council Art Gallery attached to the Library in Biloela C.Q. We have had lots of positive feedback from the community. Both Carmen and I also had work exhibited in the Martin Hansen Awards, Gladstone in November. Great news to end 2012 with, Carmen won … Continue reading