Medium: Acrylic paint and Posca on canvas
Size: 30cm (W) x30cm (H)
Framing: Stretched canvas - unframed
Price: $89 SOLD
Description: When I was able to go to the beach, Putty Beach was my favourite and the easiest for me to handle the walk on the sand to access the surf.
The magnificent rock wall/platforms and the tiny rockpools have been a source of wonder and magic. Nature at its most stunning showing all the different colours and shapes.This small work draws inspiration .....looking into the rockpools.
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Music, Art and beauty in all things are important to me.
Art has always been a part of my life from a child onwards.
I had completed a Major in Art as part of a General Primary Teaching Degree.
After twenty plus years hiatus: I was extremely busy raising my daughter, worked as a school teacher and a lead singer in various bands, was a partner in a local business and living life to the full. I began to realise I had a yearning for my lifelong love to jump back into making art.
In 2010, I enrolled in Life Drawing and Painting groups held at Gosford Regional Gallery for the simple reason; I would garner confidence again a “springboard”!
Subsequently this led me to join the Soft Pastels Group at Gosford Gallery. The group was inspirational for me as I had always enjoyed pastels. Using soft pastels were so immediate, lush and gorgeous pigments to paint with. The people in that group were wonderful. Large Still Life pieces were my main subjects which flowed on to abstract conceptual pieces.
In recent years I have worked with acrylic paint on canvas and paper. My artistry also includes drawing; I use ink pen/posca/alcohol inks and charcoal on good paper. I take pleasure in spontaneous line drawing for the soothing and creative soulful effects it brings out for me and my viewers.
In my artistic practice, I draw inspiration from mine and others’ stories, beauty, emotions and the natural world. There is movement, passion and colour in response to a state of being and sometimes even the idea of making a big statement.
My versatility is expressed through varied approaches of figurative, representational, conceptual and abstract genres. My style is diverse and can hopefully evoke a dialogue with the viewer. I do struggle to choose any particular favourite colour, but I love this Paul Gauguin quote:
“Colour! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.”
MY PASTEL WORKS:
Gosford Art Prize Finalist 2011
Highly Commended and Commended Grandma Moses 2012
Highly Commended Umina Rotary Open Art Prize 2012.
Killcare “Art by The Sea” 2012
Highly Commended Gosford ART Show 2013
Various shows on the Central Coast.
ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON CANVAS
Solo Art Show Bistro 14 – “Confluences of Colour” - 2015
SEVERAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS ON THE CENTRAL COAST 2013 onwards including shows at Wagstaffe hall.
Mental Health Artworks Exhibition 2018-
Gosford Gallery – Winner “Wisdom of Ageing Category”
Mental Health Artworks Exhibition 2020 -Gosford Gallery-
Gallery Encouragement Award – Highly Commended.
I am a local of Killcare area of 40 plus years –
Paralympian gold medallist amputee swimmer –
Medically retired School teacher –
Helena Brunner OAM