Sunday, June 2, 2013

trees for the wood

My first exhibition in Tasmania is underway.  Its been a big job getting all the work together in just a couple of months, but its done!  I have had quite a few solo exhibitions on the mainland, but this is my first in Tasmania.  We moved here nearly 5 years ago and the time has flown by.  I have found it difficult to make contacts in the arts industry here.  It could be because I live in a regional area.  It could be because I have been busy raising kids and running a farm!  But I have my online shop  to thank for initiating this show.  Lee from Killiecrankie Farm was a customer of mine and that's where it all began.  Lee's sister owns a beautiful cafe on the banks of the Tamar river, just north of Launceston, where she is the curator of the wallspace.  She approached me to see if I'd be interested and I jumped at it! The venue is called Ilk Cafe and Gallery and can be found at 146 Rosevears Drive, Rosevears.

I've named the show "trees for the wood", the name of my online shop.  All the works are either lino prints or incorporating lino prints in some way.  I hand colour the lino prints with water colour.  They are all inspired by the Tasmanian landscape and its feathered inhabitants.  Here are just of few of the pieces included.

New Holland Honeyeater

Sommers Bay Shack

Kookaburra (Farm Gate Breakfast)

Scarlet Robin

Some of the new work will be available in my online store in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, if you live in Tassie and are up that end of the island, drop in for a great feed and a look at the show!

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