Morning Has Broken – Chris Postle
Chris Postle has received yet another credit to his long list of achievments. Chris has recently become a finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine Art Prize Challenge “Seascapes Rivers and Lakes” with his artwork “Morning has Broken”. You can see his artwork in the March edition of the magazine. Chris has also been chosen to be a feature artist at the Immanuel Arts Festival from 17th to 20th May which is a great recognition of his great artwork.
The Cognitive Assessment Management Unit at Nambour Hospital is the proud owner of two of Cynthia Morgan’s Coral Seas Quilts. This purchase was possible as the unit was left money by a former patient Ron Smyth.
“Coral Seas” – Cynthia Morgan
“While teaching in Hawaii in 2004, I purchased a book Coral Seas by Australian photographer, Roger Steene, which inspired me to create a new mini-series of Coral Seas. Instead of polychromatic dyeing the coral reef as I had done previously, for this series I have layered and stitched fabrics on a heavy gabardine base to form the reef and burnt out delicate branching corals using a soldering iron. The fish were dye-painted using dyes for synthetics and then layered and embroidered before appliquing to the background.”
A very talented textile artist, Cynthia’s work is loved by many. If you drop into the gallery on one of Cynthia’s days on duty she would be happy to explain how she achieves the wonderful effects with her art.
“Golden Australia IV” – Sue Needham
Sue Needham’s recently completed ‘Golden Australia IV’ is off to Dublin, Ireland. The purchaser particularly liked the unique brightness of Australia’s outback. The new owner intends to hang the painting during Ireland’s drab winter. This will lighten the dullness of the northern hemisphere’s long winter, and inspire her to return to Australia.
“This painting was completed as a result of a memorable day tour”, Sue said. ‘I was visiting Alice Springs for the Masters Games, and took a day tour to Uluru, not realising how long the journey was”.
It included the 11 klm hike around the perimeter of this mamoth rock, named Uluru.
‘My experience there was unusual, as there had been heavy rain in the weeks prior to my visit”. Sue said this rain event created beautiful desert plant growth. A pair of paintings depicting the landscapes and colours of outback Australia is the result.
They are painted firstly in watercolour on full sheet 600gsm paper. Mixed media of ink, goauche, pencil and gild complete the materials list.
The remaining work is now hanging at the Seaview Gallery.
Anne Yang & Raelean Hall
Seaview artists Anne Yang and Raelean Hall have both been accepted into the Rotary Arts Spectacular in Brisbane. A number of their works will be available at the highly acclaimed exhibition from 18th to 28th April 123 Eagle Street Brisbane. Tricia Taylor’s work has also been accepted into the Camberwell Art Prize and is on its way to exhibit in Melbourne.
“Calm Before the Storm” Anne Yang
Tricia Taylor & Anne Yang
Tricia Taylor and Anne Yang are avid Plein Air painters. You will often find them around the coast painting the fabulous Sunshine Coast scenery. On a recent trip Tricia attempted painting the sunrise at Noosa Marina. With the alarm set for 4:30am in the morning – car packed and ready Tricia Arrived 10 minutes too late. So a second and third trip were scheduled to get it just right. Third time the result was great! “With only minutes to capture the beauty of the sunrise, it was quite a challenge. But the end result was well worth the effort and early starts.” If you see Anne or Tricia painting in your area feel free to come and say hello. Or drop into the Gallery to see artworks of the local area.
Creating ‘Plein Air’
Since his full membership at Seaview, Rich’s unique and stunning work has been well received by visitors to the gallery. So it comes as no surprise that Rich has extended his skills and turned his artistic talents on classic vintage photographs to blend iconic beach scenes with contemporary techniques.
Caloundra Surf Life Savers 1938
Coming soon to Seaview Art Gallery…
A special part of Seaview Gallery is the opportunity to meet the artists. Seaview artists each take turn to be on duty at the gallery and are available to answer your questions and show you the wonderful works of art on display. You can see who will be on duty on our website SeaviewArtGallery.com.au