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Memories, Magpies and Make Believe…

Dear Friends and Friends of my work

We have just returned from a holiday touring the south coast of New South Wales and into Victoria along the Great Ocean Road.  For those of you who were unable to make it along to the 40×40 Exhibition at Artfocus Gallery, I thought I would send you a quick note with this photo of me taken at the gallery with my latest works. 

For followers of my work be ready for a surprise!  This latest series is in marked contrast to my previous works and yet brings together my landscape skills along with my figurative and portraiture skills I have been developing over the past 18 months or so.  They were a lot of fun to paint!

"Memories, Magpies and Make Believe" series at Artfocus Gallery

"Memories, Magpies and Make Believe" series at Artfocus Gallery

In this  series titled “Memories, Magpies and Make Believe”,  I have endeavoured to capture some of the joys of childhood.  While based on my own experiences (some real and some make believe!), I have tried to portray some universal themes of childhood.  From “The Tea Party”, to “On the Swing”, “The Carousel” and “Dress Ups” all painted in a vintage style.  To see these paintings in closer detail and there is a lot of detail to them, follow this link to my Figurative paintings.
 
The exhibition was a great success with over 300 visitors on the night and it is now going to travel to the Glen Street Theatre at Belrose.
 
Upcoming Exhibition:
If you are in Sydney and get a chance, I am also participating in a fundraising exhibition for research into Motor Neuron Disease which opens this Monday, 10 October at the Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt Street from 6.30 pm to 10 pm and will be on display until 11 November.   Fellow artists Chris Farkas and Jennifer Mattiussi have organised this exhibition in memory of their sister, Sue, who they lost to MND and so they have invited a large number of well known and emerging artists to lend their support and participate in “My Nearest and Dearest” Art Exhibition. 
 
And having returned from our break, it is time to gesso the boards and prepare for more paintings.  I am looking forward to continuing to develop my portrait skills with Nafisa and I have also lined up this month to attend a weekend workshop with another accomplished portrait artist, Evert Ploeg.
 
Until my next newsletter, I hope you enjoy “Memories, Magpies and Make Believe”.
 
Best wishes, Marion
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming exhibitions…you’re invited

Dear Friends and Friends of my work

Please disregard yesterday’s email regarding slides.   This was a test being done by my lovely website creator, Kathrin, as part of the development of my site so you may want to stay tuned on that.

Magnolia Time, oil on board, 9" x 5"

Magnolia Time, oil on board, 9" x 5"

While writing, I thought I would take the opportunity to update you on a couple of upcoming exhibitions I am involved in.  Today is the opening of the Mosman Art Society’s 9″x5″ Spring Exhibition and to mark the occasion I chose to paint one of my favourite trees, the magnolia.   “Magnolia Time” will be at the exhibition being held at the Julian Ashton Art School, Headland Park, Middle Head Road, Mosman from 3-25 September, 10 am – 5pm.  The opening is this evening from 5pm to 8pm and you are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

40x40 Exhibition Invitation

40x40 Exhibition Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

I am also participating in a group exhibition to be held at Artfocus Gallery and Studio, Powells Road, Brookvale the opening being Saturday 17 September, 6 pm – 8.30 pm.  The exhibition will run from 19-30 September.  The details are at left and again you are invited to come along and join in the celebration on the night.  We have over 16 artists participating and all have painted 4 paintings on a 40cm x 40cm canvas, so there should be lots of variety in the work.

 

 

 

 

 

Self Portrait:  When I was 7

Self Portrait: When I was 7

I am very excited about the 40×40 Exhibition as the four pieces I will be exhibiting are a new series based on the self portrait I recently completed, “Self Portrait:  When I was 7”.  To read more about this painting see the “Stories behind the painting“.  In the spirit of this painting, I have developed a theme based on this era including a tea party, merry go round, on the swing, and dress ups.  The series is titled “Memories, Magpies and Make Believe” and you will have to wait to see them at the exhibition as they are currently at the framers.   I haven’t had time to photograph them because of the fine detail and the time taken to paint this series however once they are hung I will photograph and add to my website in the figurative paintings.
 
So if you can make it along to these exhibitions, I would love to see you there.   Meanwhile, I hope all is well with you and now it’s time to go and do what I love most and that is paint!
 
Enjoy! 
Best wishes, Marion