SALA (the South Australian Living Artist’s Festival) is a little different this year with COVID-19 restrictions but it hasn’t stopped artists from around the state preparing artworks for exhibitions. With the uncertainty in these times, there are a lot less exhibition openings although there is more of an opportunity to view works online.
This year I have put together an exhibition called ‘Vintage Glamour‘ which is currently on display at The Beautique Beauty and Massage Therapy, Clare. The theme fits in perfectly with the beauty business. There are paintings from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Which beauty decade is your favourite?
This exhibition will be on display until the end of August and works can be purchased from here.
Today we released our new look store which is cleaner and easier to navigate. Our brand new logo has also been released!
To celebrate we are offering 20% off everything in store until the end of July.
Due to the cancellation of all events due to COVID-19, and the many requests I have had about returning, I decided to do an online version of my ‘Acrylic Ink Workshop’.
Once purchased you have lifetime access so you can do it at your own pace and in your own home.
Here is the introduction
Unfortunately, due to the need to practice Social Distancing in the community, we have decided to cancel ALL upcoming events for the foreseeable future. This includes our weekly art group.
The world will be a different place when we’re on the other side of this virus. Keep safe everyone – keep your distance – wash your hands.
My helpers and I dropped my paintings into the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre today for the Clare Valley Portrait Prize, a small local competition where you are encouraged to paint someone that you know.
Featuring Willow and Gemima of course painted in Derivan Matisse acrylic ink plus my amazing sensei Richard from International Sessendo painted in Derivan Matisse Fluid Acrylic.
A big thank you to the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery for inviting me to be a part of their fundraiser last week with a Paint and Plonk event.
There was a lot of fun and laughter with great food and wine while being surrounded by fantastic paintings for inspiration.
Beautifully vibrant wine glasses and vases of flowers were created in acrylic ink.
As always, I love to see the variety of paintings that come from the same idea. Well done everyone!
We had fantastic time at Wild Saffron with our Paint and Plonk event featuring Owls and Pussycats (and dogs for those not feeling the cat vibe).
As always, the food was delicious and plentiful and there was lots of fun and laughter.
Everyone created the artworks in their individual styles by getting creative with colours etc. using the vibrant artist quality Derivan Matisse acrylic ink.
It’s always nice to make a sale of an artwork so I was really pleased when ‘Cottonhead’ sold, especially as he went to friends.
The sale was even sweeter as the Rotary Art Show in Clare raises money for the community with the money from entries and the commission from sales.
Another fun day at Peter Lehmann Wines for Paint and Plonk.
For this event the first painting was inspired by ‘Eight Songs for a Mad King’ (a favourite of Peter Lehmann) and the second painting was of a magpie which are often found around the winery.
As usual we used artist quality, Australian made Derivan Matisse acrylic inks.
Each painting is just a guideline with the opportunity for individual creativity by changing colours, style or subject as you will see from the photos. Even those who use the suggested colours still have their own style coming through which is always lovely to see.
Another day of having fun with kids from the local primary school. This time I was with a younger class creating leafy sea dragon paintings.
The kids loved using ‘grown up’ brushes, pens and paints. Here are some photos of their fantastic works in progress.