Symphony in H2O
Petra DaeckeHer lifelong love for nature and the deep connection she has to the landscape and its magical beauty inspires Petra Daecke to paint.
Her favourite medium is pastel with its vibrancy of colours and possibilities of textures, but also loves the versatility of oils on canvas and its rich glow.
She endeavours to communicate not only what she sees and feels, but also a place’s rhythm, atmosphere and spirituality in her paintings. May it be about restful quietness and harmony or surging energy and tension, graceful lines of hills and trees or a particular mood the light evokes.
Louis CorkeLouise Corke is a professional artist, focusing on pulse and meaning in her art to express a conversation of respect between her and the subject matter. She teaches regularly in her Studio, around Australia and overseas to fulfil teaching duties. Pastel, introduction to oils, portraiture, art foundations and creative play lessons are laced with supportive encouragement. Louise has been awarded over 75 prizes and has been published numerous times in Australian, French and USA publications and showcased on the Colour in Your Life TV series. Her work is found in both public and private collections around the world.
As part of the exhibition, artist Louise Corke will conduct a one-day workshop at the Gallery on July 28, 2018 and artist Joanne Power Cotton will present a demonstration at the Gallery on Aug 4, 2018 from 11am- 1pm.
Joanne Power CottonJoanne is an established textile and garment stylist, being in the trade for the past 35 years over 3 continents. More recently, she has devoted a lot of her time to visual art, painting in soft pastels and creating textile art.
“Visual art is a strong contender of how we share our thoughts and ideas”. The work of artist Joanne Power Cotton is an expression of a personal appreciation of light as an emotional energy, an intellectual intensity, or soul in the landscape, still life, figurative work, and in portraiture. She sees and paints light as reflecting a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes to provoke a feeling of spiritual presence - light has energy - light has soul as it caresses the world around us. For Joanne, painting light how she sees it, as a focus, as an important feature, as a soul, allows her to show the viewer her love and profound appreciation for all that is beautiful around us.
Joanne has lived in and has engaged the landscape of three continents – North America, Europe and now Australia, and travels to paint the world’s landscapes and people regularly. The colours and light at different times of the year and day across the world offer her an abundant diversity of subject matter to express her understanding and sense of light as soul.
Working in soft pastels on sanded paper, Joanne uses the most luminous and purest form of pigment that soft pastels provide to give her expression of light a rich, glowing and velvety nature. The artist lives and has a studio in Pullenvale, Queensland.
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