• Melville Open Studios

    Melville Open Studios

    This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 7 May @ Atwell Gallery, Atwell House, 586 Canning Highway.

    As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a couple of events. Come and browse my work and stop and have a chat, I will be there all day. There will be both framed and unframed works for sale.

    SGRAFFITO TREES WORKSHOP 10.30am - 12pm bookings essential
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    PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION 3-3.30pm Free but bookings recommended
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  • Elemental Exhibition @ Earlywork Gallery

    Elemental Exhibition @ Earlywork Gallery

    ELEMENTAL is a duo exhibition between myself and emerging artist Laura Peden at the Earlywork Gallery www.earlywork.gallery/ in South Fremantle. The exhibition is showcases our recent acrylic paintings of the natural landscape in Western Australia.

    I have been working on two series of works based on my trips to the wild and isolated parts of Southern WA and these series show a more expressive, abstract and personal shift in my work.

    Laura paints landscapes in both the urban and regional areas and shares my love and concern for the fragile ecology of this land. www.laurapedenart.com/

    The exhibition runs from the 17th - 29th of May. Open Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm.
    Opening night - Friday 20th May - 6.30 - 8.30pm with drinks and light snacks.
    A portion of the proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated to the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)

  • Melville Open Studios - Workshop

    Melville Open Studios - Workshop

    This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 7 May @ Atwell Gallery, Atwell House.586 Canning Highway.
    As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a couple of events.

    SGRAFFITO TREES WORKSHOP
    I will be running a short painting workshop where I show you one of my favourite techniques for painting trees.
    Sgraffito means to scratch back and is a great way to depict many of the trees in our semi arid bushlands. In this mini workshop you will paint onto a small primed board and learn how to prepare both the surface and the paint with different mediums for this technique. I will guide you through simple colour mixing, use of the palette knife and how to work back into your painting to complete a small finished piece that you can take home. All materials supplied. The workshop will take place in the gallery.

    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
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  • Melville Open Studios

    Melville Open Studios

    This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 7 May @ Atwell Gallery, Atwell House.586 Canning Highway.
    As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a couple of events.

    In this printmaking demo I will demonstrate some of my favourite printmaking techniques using the painterly method of monotype. In this short demo I will show you how I create interesting textures and layered effects using just a Perspex surface, and some simple tools. I have adapted this technique to create evocative images of the bush and will share the stories behind some of the prints that will be for sale. Free event but bookings recommended.

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  • Solo Show - Quiet Places

    Solo Show - Quiet Places

    I am excited to be hosting my first solo exhibition, Quiet Places at the Ballidu Lodge Art Gallery in April. The exhibition showcases a collection of my landscape paintings and original prints from the past 2 and a half years. Ballidu is a small friendly Wheatlbelt town near Wongan Hills and Dalwallinu (an area famous for its spring wildflowers).

    All work in the exhibition is inspired by places I have visited in WA; from the rugged Helena and Arora Ranges, the Wandoo and Jarrah woodlands near Perth and further south to the bushlands that hug the Southern Coastline.

    There is something for everyone in the exhibition with over 30 works to see. Work ranges from large canvases to small original framed prints. I have also included an "Affordable Art Section" with a number of works between $100 and $150.

    Quiet Places opens on Saturday 9th April until the end of June.
    Ballidu Lodge Art Gallery, Fairbank Street, Ballidu

    www.google.com/maps/place/Fairbank+St,+…

    Open Saturdays 10 am to 1:30pm or by appointment anytime. contact Pam Toster for viewings by appointment (0427 088 885).

  • This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 7 May @ Atwell Gallery, Atwell House.586 Canning Highway.
    As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a couple of events.

    SGRAFFITO TREES WORKSHOP
    I will be running a short painting workshop where I show you one of my favourite techniques for painting trees.
    Sgraffito means to scratch back and is a great way to depict many of the trees in our semi arid bushlands. In this mini workshop you will paint onto a small primed board and learn how to prepare both the surface and the paint with different mediums for this technique. I will guide you through simple colour mixing, use of the palette knife and how to work back into your painting to complete a small finished piece that you can take home. All materials supplied. The workshop will take place in the gallery.

    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
    www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sgraffito-trees…

  • BODIES OF WORK - PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION OF WA 2021

    BODIES OF WORK - PRINTMAKERS ASSOCIATION OF WA 2021

    I was delighted to be selected for this exhibition to hand 6 of my prints as a body of work.My series BUSH AND BOULDER arose from spending time in cape leuwin national park and my opbervations of the wind blown meleluca trees that cling stoically to parts of the coastline. I am drawn to the contrasting elements of their white trunks against the dark depths of their camopy and their resilience in surviving the harsfh elementw.
    These prints are monoptypes that begin with the reduction method. A flat layer of oil based ink is rolled out and marks are made by removing the ink with various markmaking implements. Other printing methods are employed such as paper transfers, rice paper collage, printing one monotupe over another and reworking a ghost print. The final step is to work into my prints by hand manipulating the ink when still wet, smudging it to create softer areas and adding extra ink with a brush, a finger or a tool where needed. Some works are tinted by rubbing in coloured printing ink. Visit the MONOPRINT section to see some the prints that are on display. bridgetseaton.com/section/314095-Monopr…

  • Exhibition *'Grounded'* at the Moores Gallery, Fremantle

    Exhibition *'Grounded'* at the Moores Gallery, Fremantle


    Location: Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle, WA
    Exhibition dates: 20 February - 7 March 2021
    Gallery hours: Mon - Sun 10am - 4pm
    OPENING NIGHT: Friday 19 February 2021 between 6pm - 8pm

    Grounded showcases how the landscape of WA influences the creative view of five Perth artists. Each artist draws on their personal response to the land to celebrate the beauty of the state and in turn hopes to inspire a fervent desire in others to protect what natural treasures we have remaining. The exhibition encompasses a diverse range of work in print, sculpture, painting and glass all held together by the thread of appreciation and reverence of nature.

    This is my first major group exhibition and I am exhibiting a total of 22 pieces of work.

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Activate the Wheatbelt.
    Activate the Wheatbelt is a volunteer based program that holds community weekends in WA’s Wheatbelt to plant trees to improve rural landscape health.

  • Pressing Matters - Printmakers Association of WA Members Exhibition 2021

    Pressing Matters - Printmakers Association of WA Members Exhibition 2021

    I am a member of the Printmakers Association of Western Australia and have submitted one of my monotype prints for this years annual members exhibition. This is a great exhibition which showcases the variety of print disciplines in the group.