Marie. The Artist's history.
Inspiration Home Materials and Methods Studies Exhibitions
Inspiration to paint the light, colour and atmosphere outdoors in Australia. Aiming to capture this environment in a painting and share it around to bring happy memories drives me.
Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. This city is one of the most isolated in the world. The state of WA covers the whole western side of Australia and its coastline covers 12,000 kms.
My home is a north coastal suburb. A road hugging the coast nearby has been named the "Sunset Coast" tourist drive. Numerous sandy beaches and limestone rock cliffs are along here. There is the Marmion Marine Park and 18kms offshore sits the holiday island of Rottnest.
Take yourself on this journey here, with me and enjoy my creations....
Materials and Methods
Artist quality materials: acid free watercolour papers; paints such as Winsor & Newton, Atelier, Matisse. Framing is the work of professional framers.
Work will often commence on site with sketches, notes and photographic records. This way I take away mindfully the feeling and atmosphere of the subject. Painting may start on site and be continued in my studio at home.
I was fortunate enough to see quite a lot of the famous Art Galleries of the world as a young adult. Since then, I check them out whenever possible. Studied art at high school and then more thoroughly in the 1990's studied art history, drawing and painting at the West Coast Art College of TAFE.
I have continued to learn and work attending classes and workshops as well as doing the occasional teaching.
Some Exhibitions Memberships
Evans & Tate Vineyard during the wine festival 1999
Margaret River Art Gallery
Gallery 360 Subiaco & Joondalup
Hale School Exhibitions for 10 years
Rottnest Island Lodge 2000-2002
Shire and group exhibitions
Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society member 26 years also on Committee various times
A member of the Perth Plein Air Painters Group