Next week marks the beginning of the Southern Art and Craft Trail, I will be open on Mondays as well as my usual weekends.
I am looking forward to being part of the trail and visiting many of the other venues in the local area.
In the studio I am working on two paintings, one of peeling karri bark and another of our rustic hay shed which actually has a tree growing right through the middle of it! I am also completing some pencil drawings that will be sold mounted, ready for framing, as well hand printing on fabric and paper to cover cushions and notebooks.
In the gallery are new prints of the paintings "Kunzea Flower" and "Changing Colours". I am really happy with the prints made by Cameron Langridge (who also photographs the finished works). Custom sized prints and prints on canvas can also be arranged.
See you on the trail!
Well here it is , the next stage in having my own space to work in and have open to the public is to write a blog. I have never written a blog before and so here goes!
Having my own studio and gallery space has always been a dream, after working out of spare rooms and from my kitchen table I was lucky enough to move the studio building (our old farm shop) up closer to our house and so be close to power and the coffee machine!
I have always loved the intricate detail and amazing colours of the Australian native flowers (hence the name of the studio -which means blossom) and plants and so over the last few years I have really been concentrating on the close-up magnified view of these subjects. I am currently working on a painting of a eucalyptus leaf that I photographed last Spring. I am still amazed at the huge variety of colours and patterns that can be found in a single leaf.
I love to go between painting, drawing and printing and I hope to include some landscape paintings in the gallery over the next year or two, it is so nice to have the space and time (weekends at least!) to plan and look forward to new projects and I am really enjoying the chance to meet people who have taken the time to pop into the studio whilst travelling or on a day trip around Denmark.