As well at the previous artists we have advertised, we also have for your viewing pleasure -
NSW pastelist, Grace Paleg is an acclaimed artist and member of the Australian Pastel Society. Her work has been recognised by the French art magazine 'Pratique des Arts'. She regularly tutors throughout Australia and has won numerous awards for her paintings.
Peter Barraclough is one of Tasmania's finest contemporary artists. His works can be found in galleries around the world. Peter can often be found in his studio at Salamanca in Hobart, Tasmania. He is not fazed by having onlookers watch and comment, which often happens when he is working outdoors. He feels it makes for a most pleasurable working day - he is sure to attract an interested audience on 21 May.
Olive Bull is a talented calligrapher who combines this skill with book binding in her workshops. She has studied with some of the best-known people, both in Australia and overseas – completing the Roehampton Correspondence course, and a Correspondence course with Thomas Ingmire along the way. She has also studied under Ethna Gallacher – Australia’s first Fellow of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators. Her work is held in various State Libraries, The National Library and in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Susie McMahon has been making art all of her life. She says that art and life are indivisible. She studied art in Hobart and graduated with a teaching diploma and majors in sculpting and painting. She makes one-of-a-kind dolls that are the result of many years of experimentation with technique. She teaches her craft to beginners and advanced students and will delight many with her demonstrations at this year’s Artists in Action.
Carlton Cox is a printmaker from Longford and is often influenced by his local environment. He mostly uses the traditional technique of linocut, which evolved in the early 1900s from the age old art of woodblock printing. He enjoys the challenge of working with a limited colour range in reverse or mirror image. He has undertaken training over the last 20 years to perfect his art including at such places as Uni of Tas, Glasgow Print Studio & the Fire Station Print Studio in Melbourne.
ARTISTS IN ACTION
THIS SUNDAY - MAY 21
$15 ENTRY - DON'T MISS IT!
Lee Cole is a seventh generation basket maker. He comes from the North-West and weaves baskets from flotsam washed up after floods and kelp stalks from the east coast. Despite his historic ties with basket-making, Lee learned everything he knows about basketry from a university lecturer while studying arts in the nineties. He says it’s the materials that dictate the style and basketry is now far more contemporary.
Suzanne Hennessy will be demonstrating her creative expertise with the use of inks, acrylics and paper, to construct intriguing landscape and figurative images.
Suzanne paints using a range of mediums. She has won many major art prizes, including a number of Melbourne judges' awards in Eskleigh's Tas Art Awards Exhibition.
Her TAA 2012 winning entry exemplifies Suzanne's original and quirky approach to her artwork.