The Art of Friends – The Friends of Art

June 22 – July 19

An exhibition of art by members of David Hoare’s Art Groups

‘the art of friends’ 22 june – 5 july

‘the friends of art’ 6 july – 19 july

THE ART GROUP AT GECKO – Exhibition 1

“THE ART OF FRIENDS”

Artists Statements

Alayne McKenzie

The subjects that interest me most are to do with the land. I enjoy working with watercolours and salt texture particularly. More recently I have explored the strong colour that gouaches provide, and have found pastels a very intriguing and plastic medium.

Les Francis

Always interested from youth in drawing and illustration, now a late starter into the art of painting. Emphasis at the moment on style and method and selection of subject, so far moving from linear to more edgy and abstract. Rocks and caves have taken my interest in consideration of texture, strong colours and abstract theme.

Pat Dempsey

Currently I’m exploring charcoal and gouache which is a diversion from other mediums. It is superb for expressing light and dark, movement and tranquility in my chosen subject material,

June Rahn

After an early career in the Graphics industry where parallel lines and controlled images were important, I now find the fluidity of the curves relating to abstract designs, stimulating and exciting.

John Watson

The untamed power of nature with mountainous waves, rugged coast and rolling landforms has inspired me to capture these experiences in paint and pastel. The challenge of conveying and enhancing nature is for me exhilarating.

Chezz Bradshaw

My earlier profession involved detailed art work but recently I’ve endeavoured to work more freely and have been exploring watercolours and pastels with a leaning towards rural imagery and flora. I especially enjoy the immediacy of the brilliance and luminosity of colour that can be achieved when working in pastel.

Lian Casson

I am interested in the geometry and wonderful energy in natural elements and found objects. I try to depict this fluidity and abstraction using acrylic paint, graphite pencil, and charcoal.

Diana Campbell

My love of vibrant colour is evident in all my work. The subjects depict my love of food – in particular the luscious colour and sensuous shapes.

Aspects of light and shade and the challenge of pushing the boundaries is what really drives me.

Jenny Reeves

My work reflects my interest in colour and organic forms, particularly vegetables and fruit. I especially enjoy the transparency that comes from layers of watercolour.

Nola Sieh-Brown

The ever-changing mystery of light and colour in bushland, along the coast, in the garden – the shape and form of natural and of homely things. These invite me to paint.

Jeannie Wallace

The ocean and Australian landscape has influenced my use of strong form and colour. I enjoy simplifying architectural shapes and structure and have moved to eliminate unnecessary detail and shadow.

Marie Werrett

I have always had a great love for the sea, the feel of the water and the clear clean smell of the waves. The visual beauty of the sea and its continual changes in movement and colour have provided the inspiration for these acrylic paintings.

Wilma Western

My first love was drawing, especially faces and figures, aiming for good line and expressions. As retirement loomed, David’s classes were a boon, and I’ve more recently attempted some slightly quirky landscapes and interiors.

Jane Ziebell

The emphasis in my work is mainly on the colour and form of flora and other bright objects which are often the subjects of my still lifes.

I have painted since I was young and later developed a strong interest in horticulture which is reflected in my work.

Alayne McKenzie

The subjects that interest me most are to do with the land. I enjoy working with watercolours and salt texture particularly. More recently I have explored the strong colour that gouaches provide, and have found pastels a very intriguing and plastic medium.

Les Francis

Always interested from youth in drawing and illustration, now a late starter into the art of painting. Emphasis at the moment on style and method and selection of subject, so far moving from linear to more edgy and abstract. Rocks and caves have taken my interest in consideration of texture, strong colours and abstract theme.

Pat Dempsey

Currently I’m exploring charcoal and gouache which is a diversion from other mediums. It is superb for expressing light and dark, movement and tranquility in my chosen subject material,

June Rahn

After an early career in the Graphics industry where parallel lines and controlled images were important, I now find the fluidity of the curves relating to abstract designs, stimulating and exciting.

John Watson

The untamed power of nature with mountainous waves, rugged coast and rolling landforms has inspired me to capture these experiences in paint and pastel. The challenge of conveying and enhancing nature is for me exhilarating.

Chezz Bradshaw

My earlier profession involved detailed art work but recently I’ve endeavoured to work more freely and have been exploring watercolours and pastels with a leaning towards rural imagery and flora. I especially enjoy the immediacy of the brilliance and luminosity of colour that can be achieved when working in pastel.

Lian Casson

I am interested in the geometry and wonderful energy in natural elements and found objects. I try to depict this fluidity and abstraction using acrylic paint, graphite pencil, and charcoal.

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