I finished it!!! Just look at how this beautiful Teal necklace turned out! I not only named it after a queen, but a Aztec Queen!! Want to know more about what the name means…click on the photos and you’ll see the definition in the listing…and more!!! You can also buy it form there too, if you would like!! 🙂
And since I finished one creation I get to start something new….and this one….has me VERY excited!!! I was able to get permission from Fiona Groom to use RALPH…to create my next BIG project!! YOU, my blog followers, will get this first look at him! Just look at him!! Isn’t he GREAT!?!?! I am so excited!!! The pattern has been approved, the beads and thread ordered and ready…not it is time to get started!!!
If you would like to see more of her beautiful paintings…please check out her sites…I just love all of her creations!! And watch for Ralph…he ‘photo/art bombs’ other characters in her work!! Here is more about her and her art!!!
For me painting has been an evolutionary process, however the opportunity to paint did not present itself until the early 2000’s when I enrolled in a local Tafe course and from there a succession of completed studies ensued including Certificate II Visual Arts and Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) at Cooloola Sunshine Institute of Tafe, furthermore 2015 saw me finish a Fine Arts Degree with Curtin University.
During this time I also had the opportunity to exhibit work in a variety of local Galleries as well as co-coordinating a couple of local art shows and in addition to that show my paintings in a range of exhibitions and competitions throughout Queensland, interstate and most recently, an exhibition in Florence Italy. I’ve also held the position of Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House for a number of years, giving me the chance to work with other Artists, organize and present artwork and become involved in a variety of local community events.
Additionally I have had the good fortune to organize and run several children’s art workshops, and implement some art projects in a local primary school. It is all these artistic opportunities that have helped me gain a better understanding of art making and in doing so have given me the direction and inspiration that I have needed.
As long as I can remember I have had a keen interest in animals and art. Drawing, tracing and cutting out pictures was an important pastime when I was young, and as the years past my interest grew and finally evolved into the arts practice I have today. Describing my work is easy it’s always been traditional realism and the natural world. For me the animal kingdom is the driving force behind my art as I love to delve into the diversity of animal life. My intention is to capture my subject’s character and expression, incorporating their humour, their majesty and wonder, and as a result, the painting then tells its own story.
I am off to get breakfast and then sit down to the bead tray!! Today I’ll leave you with this thought;