|Janet Carew: Temptations
Janet Carew, a painter, working in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland east of Maleny, will be exhibiting a selection of her work at the Harbourside Gallery, Noosa from 1st to 31st August.
Janet’s journey as an artist began with fashion design and continued around life form (human and animal) when she began drawing and painting in acrylics and mixed media around seven years ago.
The theme for her selected works is “Temptations”. With a corporate background in forensic financial investigations, and a keen analyst of human behaviour, she was fascinated to observe the way “temptations” affected peoples choices to defraud. Temptation is a major draw card in our society, and is constantly used in marketing to lure potential customers. Usually defined as something that tempts someone to do something wrong, the idea of temptation often stimulates a feeling of excitement and often the only perception of “wrong doing” is in the eye of the rule setters.
Some of the work in this exhibition features her puppy, “Bellamy”, who delighted in testing lots of little ‘rules’ and it is through her whimsical portrayal of animal behavior in breaking the rules set down by humans that Janet presents a lighter perspective of temptation.
“Art is a Temptation that makes life more Exciting”, Janet says. Other pieces in this exhibition deal with human form and emotion and invite closer inspection and discussion.
Janet will be at the gallery before the opening on 2nd August from 3pm and is looking forward to sharing her stories and insights, so please feel free to attend.
Pam Taylor: A Tribute to Mondrian and More...
Paintings in bright colours are a trademark of Pam Taylor. Her new passion for ceramics came about by default whilst at art school last year. Recovering from shoulder surgery, unable to paint at an easel, Pam began playing with clay, building abstract shaped pots and vases with slabs or coils.
Her bright colours began to transfer to the pots and vases using under-glaze colours painted on the vessels in Mondrian style patterns.
Whilst experimenting with final firing, Pam was exposed to the wonderful world of the Raku kiln, it lent itself to abstraction, as you never know what will happen - it's end result is serendipity, or a happy surprise !
Pam invites you to come along and see her selection of ceramics, and paintings that complement the work in the 3D gallery.
The exhibition will be at Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina, Tewantin, during the month of August 2014. An opening will be held on Saturday 2nd August at 3pm.
Natalie Barlow: Australiana
While at high school Natalie became interested in art but it wasn’t until she had finished the commercial art course that she then decided to pursue her dream and study visual merchandising and commercial art at the Melbourne College of Decoration and in 1987 attained a TAFE certificate in Promotional Display and Advertising.She continued with oil painting classes with the exceptional artist and teacher Robert Knight and the late Terry Collins who introduced her to plein air painting. This opened up a whole new world and for many years Natalie concentrated on landscape painting. Then in 1990 she was influenced by Diedre Hunt whose works of birds in watercolour led her onto a different path.
It was extremely exciting as she found that with careful observation she could paint birds with a great deal of detail and accuracy. She gained inspiration for her artwork by photographing birds at Healesville Sanctuary, in the wetlands area at Bicentennial Park in Sydney, her own garden, Australia Zoo, trips to Kakadu, , Taronga Zoo and Wildlife Habitat Park in Port Douglas. These days Natalie also paints birds in oils which she loves as oils are her favourite medium.
Throughout this time she has worked as a graphic artist in Melbourne, Coffs Harbour, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast where she now lives.
Natalie has won many awards and has exhibited solo and in group exhibitions and has her paintings at Pomona Gallery. For the month of August this year she has a group exhibition at the Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina from 10am to 4pm daily. Phone 5447 5007 or 0411 244 304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and website www.harboursidegallerynoosa.com. Natalie’s website is www.nataliesgraphics.com