Summer: Picnic Rocks, Bay of Fires, Acrylic, sand and texture paste on canvas on board
57.5 x 95.5 cm
Price: $850 framed
Sea Drama, Mixed water media on Fabriano Torchon paper
65 x 81 cm framed size, 31 x 48 cm image size
Price: $580 framed
Miniatures to murals, careful pencil illustration to lyrical expressionist abstraction; I enjoy exploring the possibilities and sharing the discoveries with others. For me it is this constant exploration and experimentation which keeps my passion for art thriving.
I do not see art and craft as separate entities. They are part of a continuum of creative experience and edges blur. Similarly I do not like overly categorising and boxing off of different pursuits and media... exciting things can happen when one links across the perceived boundaries.
Teaching art has reinforced in me that as human beings it is natural to want to create, and discovering which medium, style and subject suits is exciting. I continue to share this with others in workshops which I have conducted for all ages from infant to adult, all ability levels and with a diverse range of media including watercolour, silk painting, acrylics, encaustic art, ink and soft pastels.
I often use the term art play in respect to sessions as I believe we learn and create inspiring works when we adopt an attitude of productive play. Creating art has a multitude of benefits. If a successful piece is created that is a bonus but not the sole purpose as "the journey is paramount"
In my own art-play Nature provides the primary inspiration. Fluidity is something evident in my art and related to this is an underlying Zen influence.
I prefer to paint positive visual experiences, a celebration of our gift of sight and an appreciation of our wonderful island. My most frequently resurging theme is the coast with its ephemeral nature and wealth of textures.
Forth Art Studio,
51 George St
Forth TAS 7310
Email evelyn_antonysen@ hotmail.com
Ph 0364282675 mobile 0419282673