Brown cardboard and packaging tape.

Winter seems to be a popular time for art competitions and exhibitions in Queensland, with quite a few in June and July.  Perhaps it is directly related to the beautiful winter skies and tourists visiting the regional areas.   At any rate, I seem to be in a whirl of packaging tape and cardboard at present. … Continue reading

Finalists

May is a big month for Art competitions in the Brisbane area, with the 2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards and the 2018 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular  both attracting entries from hundreds of artists from around the country. My art work titled ‘Ubirr Escarpment- NT’ and Carmen’s work titled ‘Dawn at the Dry Dam’ were both … Continue reading

October was to be Commended!

A highly commended may not come with a monetary prize but it does mean that the judge has thought your work was worthy of remembering.  So with that thought, Carmen and I were both delighted to receive Highly Commended’s last month. Carmen’s work Morning at Dry Dam and oil on canvas was given this award at … Continue reading

Westerly wins bring good fortune!

  Carmen and I have both been fortunate enough to have been awarded prizes at the 25th Barcaldine Art Show. If you are interested, it is worth checking out their Facebook page, where they have some great photos of the night and the town itself.  Carmen was awarded 1st prize in section 1- Painting oil … Continue reading

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

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