I’d be sad, except I have two exciting newses. My first exciting news is that three paintings have just gone to wonderful new homes.
”Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Tasmania”
I am VERY happy. Some day I suppose I’ll be faced with the decision of selling one to a not-so-good home, and it will be a test indeed!
My second but not any less exciting news is that I have just been invited to be Artist in Residence by the Bundanon Trust. I’ll be tucked away in a little studio on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra on the NSW south coast for two weeks over winter, and will wallow in contact with other artists and local school kids, and the atmosphere of this wonderful, magical property of the late Arthur Boyd. I’ll fill the car with paints and will wear out as many brushes as possible! Yay!!!
OK - time to begin to think about packing up tomorrow - I’d better locate the broom…
I’ve really enjoyed the experience and will see if there’s another little shop somewhere which would lend itself to me popping up in it for a bit!
I have a jaunt to Tasmania planned and will try to meet up with another artist or two to go out and paint together. Although I’ll have to start sleeping on my roof if I bring home many more paintings.
The other morning I was sitting on my back verandah enjoying my cup of tea and toast, and was joined by two rainbow lorikeets, three brown cuckoo doves, and two king parrots. A few evenings ago a male lyrebird was stepping about on the roof of my yurt studio - a VERY rare sight. There’s also a wallaby who grazes behind the house. Good grief! What a lucky place to be living in!
If a fish is asleep, how do you know?
I have loved my temporary pop-up Gallery, The Little Firefly, so much that it will continue to pop up at 20 Moore Ave in West Lindfield (see map and opening hours below) until Sunday Feb 26th, so do drop in to say hi if you get the chance.
Also, my exciting news is that I am helping to create and launch the Frendz Community Gallery right next door to the Little Firefly Gallery and am taking part in its very first exhibition :
"Watch this space!” from Feb 7 - 14 2012.
Opening with bubbly (parking easy):
Thursday Feb 9th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
20 Moore Ave (enter through the nursery)
Lindfield West NSW 2070
(See map below)
"Watch this space!” Feb 7 - 14
For this very first exhibition on freshly painted walls of the Frendz Community Gallery I'll be displaying a never before revealed retrospective of work going back...I won't reveal here just how far (other than to say it was the year "Introducing...the Beatles" was released)...including ink, watercolour, and oils, beside a collection of pieces by community member Val Bennett.
Come along on Thursday evening Feb 9th for a glass of bubbly and to inspect this beautiful new exhibition space which is opening, and open to many people and many possibilities, in amongst a chirpy cafe and nursery and enthusiastic, welcoming community. You can see my Little Firefly Gallery at the same time.
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