Sunday, May 23, 2010

Current Exhibition: 'By The Water' paintings by Fiona Barrett-Clark

By The Water: 19 - 30 May 2010
Working directly from photos, Fiona not only aims to capture the atmosphere of the landscape but also to create a reflection of the emotions she was experiencing when she took the image. Her use of plywood instead of board or canvas gives a fantastic grainy texture to the works reflecting the grit of nature and imbuing them with the feel of old slides and photographs adding further to the reminiscent nature of the works.

"I have a love affair with being by the water and so this exhibition centres around natural water ways, rivers, bays and primarily the coastline.
The coast has a freshness, a smell that makes you feel young again, it rejuvenates the spirit and allows you to escape from normal life. Standing on a beach in the midst of winter, that cold salty air blowing through your hair or entering the surf on a hot summer’s day, its visceral effect is instantaneous. I hope when people view these works it reminds them of the tang of the sea, the occasional stillness of the water before the storm and the soft light on the water at the end of the day. Again, I have worked directly from photos and use oils on plywood to give a grainy texture to the works, which attempts to reflect the grit of nature and imbues a nostalgic feeling to the pieces "

Breathing Colours and Fiona Barrett-Clark will be hosting a Biggest Morning Tea event on Sat 29th May to raise money for the Cancer Council. 10% of all sales throughout the day will be donated to the cause. Tea, Coffee and snacks will be available by donation from 10am to 12 noon. Check out our profile on the biggest morning tea website

1 comment:

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