Handpainted using encaustic wax medium so the painting is 3 dimensional. This pair… colours of the ocean..is off to Victoria tomorrow… sold $30. The paintings are so tiny, 12mm. The bezels are bamboo and the hooks surgical steel. Unique… no one else uses the technique I developed to paint these. Only in Tasmania… but I post worldwide.
t Forth Art Studio
I have posted a few videos on You Tube but cannot seem to locate easily. Lots to learn. I also need to explore editing
Early days in this exploration of videoing and sharing.
During this lockdown period I walk most days for exercise. I am lucky that there is an expansive beach just 5 minutes from home. This has given me many beautiful photos … just using my phone. A few of these I have interpreted as watercolours. Remember my aim is to capture what it felt like to be there not to reproduce the photo accurately. There is a magic about wet in wet watercolour that cannot be captured with other media.
I am fortunate to be one of the artists at Burnie Makers Workshop. We demonstrate our craft, interact with visitors, including those from cruise ships, and sell our work. All local products made by the artists displaying the work. We set up on a roster basis. A wonderful venture of which to be a part.
I have been enjoying doing little encaustic wax paintings, incorporating specimens of flora I collected and pressed when I was Artist in Residence at Cradle Mt Wilderness Gallery. The plant samples are collected from the world of mosses, ferns and fallen leaves on the forest floor… a niche I also love to photograph. These creative art paintings are presented in shadow box frames which I construct from Tas Oak timber.
They are now being offered for sale at Cradle Mt Wilderness Gallery for visitors to purchase a little of the local environment is an original. artwork
My exhibition of my favourite wild place in Tasmania is now on display at Burnie Rialto until 11 May. Watercolours, Acrylics and encaustic wax paintings. This is about half of the work, Some older, some new. The Lure of the Tarkine Coast, Burnie RIALTO, Tasmania 2019.
The Lure of the Tarkine Coast ARTIST”S STASTEMENT
In 2015 I was invited by photographer Dan Broun to be part of a contingent of about 80 artists working across a range of creative pursuits to respond to the unique Tasmanian Tarkine Wilderness. By raising awareness, the intention was to increase the likelihood of the area being made a national park. 3 subsequent events have been organised and resultant exhibitions have travelled Australia. Many of us return to immerse ourselves in the rawness of our stunning environment.
I am most drawn, as always, to the coast and Sarah Anne Rocks just south of Arthur R has a wonderful accessible coastal track.
The Tarkine has many moods…. from calm peaceful sunsets to wild seas unleashing their energy on the first bit of land encountered since leaving South America. Add brilliant red lichen, massive bull kelp, vast expanses of dunes littered with middens, amazing geology with twisted metamorphic strata and the dark tannin stained waters, and you have a lifetime of inspiration for a painter of our natural coastal landscape.
Geoartscape, Sarah Ann Rocks, Acrylic on stretched canvas
Pieman River, watercolour
Arthur River, watercolour
Tarkine Turmoil, Encaustic wax medium
Unleashed, Acrylic on stretched Canvas