Art work in photography 

For the last few days I have struggled to get a decent photo of two pieces of art work. Even though I have a reasonably good camera and a phone camera, I never seem to be able to get a high quality image of my work.  With most art competitions relying on online entries and … 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.

 

Fragmented views

A few snap shots of work that Carmen and I are doing at present. We are exploring visual images and memories of our environment and region, and allowing ourselves to respond to the subject matter.  The idea is to pursue these works with a view to an exhibition.  A long way to go, but it is interesting … 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

Under the spotlight

Artists Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr in front of Carmen's work 'Beach Frolic'imageFreya Cronin , Aaron Miller and Edward Kerr enjoying art work at 'Perceptions of Place' opening night.imageCarmen Beezley-Drake and Britha PolkinghorneWith the Opening night behind us we are looking to other art exploits.  The exhibition was a great success with sales and positive comments from our many visitors. The photos from Opening night show the gallery space which was broken into four rooms which worked better than we had anticipated.  We hung the work in groupings that interspersed our work, rather than Carmen’s work in one room and mine in another.  This seemed to work well and is always surprising where we can find connections of subject,style and media.

Joanne

Perceptions of Place an art exhibition

Perceptions of Place invite

 

With our exhibition coming up, both Carmen and I are frantically busy. Cyclone Marcia hitting Rockhampton certainly didn’t help with the stress levels, but Carmen was fortunately organized and had her paintings already delivered to Brisbane. Things are moving at a pace now with only days until we are hanging our work.

Cheers, Joanne

Promising start for 2015

 

Carmen beside her painting 'Silence in the Landscape' selected for Flying Arts Alliance Inc touring exhibition 2014 'Vital Signs'

Carmen beside her painting ‘Silence in the Landscape’ selected for Flying Arts Alliance Inc touring exhibition 2014 ‘Vital Signs’

Carmen has made a flying start to the New Year with her painting ‘Silence in the Landscape’ being selected for The Touring Exhibition of the 2014 Queensland Regional Art Awards, a Flying Arts Alliance Inc initiative. Carmen and I were able to attend the opening at the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane early this month, where Carmen’s painting along with several others sold at the conclusion of the opening, topping off a great weekend. Curator Dr Lisa Chandler, University of the Sunshine Coast preceded the opening with a lecture and this was followed by an opening speech by the Governor Paul de Jersey, AC,QC.  Congratulations to all the artists who had work selected. If you are in Brisbane, the exhibition will be at the Judith Wright Centre until 28th February 2015. The exhibition will then be travelling to Atherton (31st March – 3rd May), Texas (19th May – 26th June), Chinchilla (10th July – 1st October) and concluding it’s travels ain Hinchinbrook (20th November – 9 January 2016).

Cheers Joanne

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

 

Slow Start but hopefully a good finish!

A Slow start to our blogging year, but good news for 2014 with an exhibition in our future. Carmen and I have booked an exhibition space at Percolator Gallery, Paddington for November this year. This all means we need to get working.

I am still progressing with collages and lino prints around my recurring theme of growth, flowering and decay, ie still on the Spear lily. Since it has finished flowering, now I am looking at the extremely large dead and decaying flower stalk. Also experimenting with prints in collage.

Flower stalk - Collage and drawing

Flower stalk – Collage and drawing


stages of flowering

stages of flowering

Carmen is busy revisiting old paintings and exploring new ideas.

New Landscape  Painting

New Landscape Painting


Butterflies

Butterflies

Cheers, Joanne