Artists Conversation

Carmen and I had our ‘Artist Conversation’ at our Visual Fragments exhibition at the Rockhampton Art Gallery last Saturday (3 February 2018) and were delighted to see so many visitors who came along. It was a very wet day in Rockhampton, but even that didn’t stop our keen audience from attending.  We were pleased with … Continue reading

Fragmented glimpses!

Visual Fragments: New work by Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr explores personal memories associated with place. Drawing on familiar scenes and fractured memories, the artists re-cast Rockhampton’s built and natural environments in watercolour, acrylic and collage. This is the opening statement  from the Rockhampton Art Gallery website for our new exhibition ‘Visual Fragments’.  The exhibition opened … Continue reading

Ready to hang!

Carmen and I have been very busy these last few weeks, completing works for our exhibition titled “Visual Fragments: New work by Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr”. It has been an exhausting time completing the work, but rewarding to see it all together. We had several deadlines to meet- the first was last Friday 17th November … Continue reading

New Exhibition in January 2018

Our exhibition titled ‘Fragmented Images’ at the Rockhampton Art Gallery in Central Queensland has been confirmed for January 2018.  While we are thrilled, after the long wait we have had, now the real work begins. We have deadlines that are a bit scary – all art work to be delivered by mid- November. So we … 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