A Busy Year at Seaview
The year is almost over and what a year it has been.
First for our news is that the raffle for 2017 has been drawn and a big congratulations to the winners Nia and Astrid of New Zealand, who are thrilled with their prize. Thank you to all that supported our raffle by purchasing tickets.
Meet our New Members
This year has seen many changes, with four of our artists leaving and four new coming on board. We said good bye to Rich Oxley, Tricia Taylor, Daniel Toohey and Andrew Lome. We wish them the best as they move on to other ventures and destinations.
Seaview Artists Gallery at Moffat Beach is pleased to welcome our newest members.
They bring a great diversity and energy to the gallery with their work.
Brett McIntosh is a passionate, local landscape photographer. He has been shooting a variety of stunning landscape scenes for almost a decade, reproducing them in to impressive, colourful and vibrant artworks.
During this time he has been very fortunate to create his own workshop space, where he evolves his products using high quality materials, modern techniques and processes that he monitors and controls in order to make his artworks unique with the perfect sharp definition.
Brett’s extensive range of amazing photographs from the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas respect the beauty of mother nature which has become his motivation to immerse himself in the moment and capture that stunning scene that is then brought to life as a captivating unique work of art. His work is well renowned for it’s sharpness and quality incorporating a punchy style that jumps out at the viewer, transporting them in to a dreamy landscape scene that bursts with life and imagination.
Each of Matthew’s work is carefully constructed of insects cut from postage stamps and mounted on pins. This intriguing concept works beautifully and has earned him the nick name “that butterfly guy”.
Matthew’s works impart a symmetry and formality of construction seldom replicated nor associated with the fanciful flight of butterflies and other winged insects in their natural habitat. Hatching as often colourful caterpillars, they feed voraciously then pupate – that period of suspended animation, of metamorphosis ultimately emerging as delicate butterflies and dragonflies, resplendent in a tapestry of vivid colours and elegance.
Such transitions are in part analogous to postage stamps. Filling a perfunctory purpose in a rapidly changing world, stamps have been affixed and thoughtlessly discarded over centuries – forever to be lost. The effort of philatelists the world over precludes some of this loss as the stamps seldom see daylight save for an occasional glance of admiration and recognition by fellow collectors.
Pastels are Sally’s preferred medium as she finds they bring out the true qualities of her subjects, reflecting their characters in a timeless manner that only pastels can achieve.
Sally’s childhood on a farm and love of animals is obvious by her ability to portray personality and passion in her paintings of animals.
Pet portrait commissions are popular, delighting her clients with vibrant representations of their beloved subjects.
Her landscapes are lively and colourful, expressing her joy of our country and the life it sustains. Sally enjoys exploring the power of oils in her expression of plein air scenes.
She makes field trips with her camera, photographing plants, landscapes and creatures and uses these images as inspiration to then create her artwork from.
Bernardine uses a variety of techniques and material, working large scale pieces as wall quilts, as well as little free motion machine embroideries that are then framed. They invite the viewer to take a closer look at the wondrous depth of embroidered threads.
Christmas is Coming
The gallery is full to the brim with artworks large and small, so if you haven’t quite found the perfect Christmas gift for someone, consider popping in and browsing what we have.
Thank you to everyone that supported us by purchasing artwork throughout 2017, without you we would not be able to create our art for others to enjoy.
Don’t forget to like our facebook page and keep up with all the happenings throughout 2018
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year.
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
Artwork changes regularly.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.