These are some of the works that were painted on site or have been evolving since my visit to Tasmania’s Tarkine Coast over Easter. More to come. Working on a larger acrylic using texture medium because I love the texture of the rocks there, but I am out of white and so is my supplier!. Frustration! I have to wait for an order from another supplier to arrive…. can get other brands but I likeAtelier Interactive.
Over Easter I was part of a group of 70 artists who visited Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness to draw attention to the need to ensure this area is preserved for it’s exceptional beauty, to share with the world and future generations. I was a tiny part of this group which included many photographers, film makers (hence this clip), painters, a jewellery maker, printmaker, musicians, writers, actor….. Do watch this film, it is so inspiring and you will understand why we are passionate about making sure the area is used respectfully.
Tarkine in motion https://youtu.be/7mGvFg-g0Qw via @YouTube
So here I am, in the Tarkine wilderness area of Tasmania’s West Coast. Click the link and you will see me and my dirty watercolour palette.
The aim of the venture was to raise awareness of this magnificent place and hopefully achieve better regulation to protect our natural ond original aboriginal cultural heritage.
70 artists and more in supporters…. cooks, drivers etc…. visited the area and created artworks in response to the inspirational environment over Easter 2015. I did a couple of paintings and took hundreds of photos to use in future Tarkine inspired artworks.
Photography was the primary medium at the event with internationally recognised photographers capturing amazing images. The first display of work will be in Sydney where 30 photographers will exhibit.
My photos are not to the same standard but here are a few.
Over Easter I will be joining a group of artists on a special visit to the Tarkine Wilderness of the West Coast of Tasmania. The aim of the expedition is to promote the importance of keeping this unique area as it is for future generations. There is so much natural history here and evidence of the original inhabitants…. the Tasmanian aboriginal people. Such an inspiring place…. wild and rugged, lashed by the roaring forties…. waves that have not touched land since South America. Truly invigorating.
We visited today as a precursor to the Easter trip. here is a little taster…. though today I did not paint as it started to rain, but the photography was fun.
I was proud to be presented with a gold medal for the President’s choice at this exhibition. If in Launceston you must have a look at the Australian Society for Miniature Art 2012 Annual Exhibition. Such variety this year and our artists are very skilled. Little treasures to hold in the hand, or display individually or as a group on a wall without needing a big space.