Meet Herman Pekel, one of Red Hill Gallery’s most successful artists.

His friend and master artist had this to say about Herman.” There is no-one in the world that can put a painting together and make them work the way he can; his design is impeccable.” – Joseph Zbukvic on Herman Pekel.
High praise indeed!

Herman Pekel with Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Pekel’s charisma, energy and infectious sense of humour are palpable in his works. It should come as no surprise that at age 17, receiving his first significant art prize, Pekel rocked up on stage wearing his school uniform.

Pekel is a true designer of paintings. His works are refined and detailed, placing him among the best Australian contemporary Impressionists of his time.

Herman Pekel Glass House Up Stream Oil 170x95cm

We invite you to check out his paintings of Queensland on our website redhillgalley.com.au or in the gallery Monday to Friday 10am-4pm 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane

It is easy to see why Pekel is described as creatively fearless. His mastery of capturing the spontaneous effects of light and atmosphere is apparent in the quick, broad strokes of his oil paintings showing now at  Brisbane’s Red Hill Gallery for “The Sunshine State” exhibition. Pekel effortlessly combines his knowledge of artistic tradition and quality with an intimate appreciation of the unique light of the land down under.

Herman Pekel Morning Sun Caboolture Mixed Media 74x54cm
Herman Pekel, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet on “Put Some Colour In Your Life”

#ColourInYourLife #HermanPekel #JosephZbukvic #redhillgallery #watercolour #oilpainting #masterartists #Brisbaneartgallery

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Meet Herman Pekel, one of Red Hill Gallery’s most successful artists.

Meet Nick Young Artist Extraordinaire!

“I do not paint to try and portray things as an emotional statement but try to portray the quiet emotional structure that shows when someone is seeking the beauty that is available in everyday simple objects.”

 Nick Young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introspection, a work in progress,  “Self Portrait”. We can’t wait to see the finished painting.  Here is Nick with his Portrait of Jon English.

This piece by Nick Young ‘North Stradbroke Island‘ is currently available as part of our Sunshine State 2020 Exhibition. With perfect Winter weather, whale migration in progress and #naturallywonderful scenery, we couldn’t resist sharing this stunning painting of a stunning location.

Find out more about the paintings by, the artist Nick Young and our Sunshine State Exhibition visit on line at Red Hill Gallery

 

©  Red Hill Gallery

View on Linkedin

#StradbrokeIsland #SelfPortrait #redhillgallery #Brisbaneanyday #archibaldprize#Brisbaneportraitprize #QueenslandTourism #Sunshinestate #landscapepainting

Posted in Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Beach, Blog, Brisbane, Coastal Landscape, Commission, Landscape painting, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG | Comments Off on Meet Nick Young Artist Extraordinaire!

MICHEL CANETTI PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

Feminine beauty or femme fatale? We may never know the stories behind the canvas.

The striking portraits of Michel CanettiRed Hill Gallery’s feature artist for the month of June – are attracting plenty of attention. Last year his portrait of Brisbane Lions AFLW player Ally Anderson was among the finalists in the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Michel was one of several Red Hill Gallery artists featured among the finalists, with others including Dean Reilly and Nick Young.

Michel is a Paris-born artist and advertising illustrator who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. He graduated from the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in graphique design and a Masters in painting restoration.

Michel has produced editorial illustrations for Elle and Vogue in France, as well as other fashion magazines in Europe. His creativity blends with his insight into fashion and the appeal of the female form.

His illustration work – which we feature in a selection of Limited Editions this month – requires a delicate balance between creativity and control, mixing together flowing, rounded curves and sharp sophisticated detail. His graceful women celebrate feminine beauty and style. While his nimble brush strokes capture and develop the tempting passion of the female figure.

His work has been described as polished and classic, yet modern and sassy.

You can see the entire collection on the Red Hill Gallery website and available through our Click here online store.  Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane Qld 4059

Posted in Art, Art Ideas, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Contemporary, Faces, Fashion, Figurative, Looking for Fantastic, Love, Nudes, Painter, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG, Uncategorized | Comments Off on MICHEL CANETTI PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

Is online shopping the way to buy art?

Embracing change by promoting Red Hill Gallery on all social media platforms along with our on line shop and two virtual exhibitions, yes we sell on line, however we also present art on our walls in the gallery.
Is on line the future for selling art? I don’t believe so, bricks and mortar will continue to play an important role in the arts as we progress forward into a new world.

From my desk I am able to look up and see this incredible painting “Starry Night” by Mel Brigg, there is no way you could possibly feel the emotion, catch the light reflections, see the raw talent in this magnificent piece online. 

Consider this! What if you were only able to view some of the masters on line, such as “The Mona Lisa” by the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Would you get that same breathtaking moment when you see his painting hanging in The Louvre? I don’t think so!

Enjoy this painting by Mel Brigg, currently hanging on the wall at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill in Brisbane, better still come in and feel the experience for yourself. #rhg #melbrigg #monalisa #leonardodavinci #AWAD #thelouvre #brisbaneart #brisbaneartgallery #brisbaneanyday

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is online shopping the way to buy art?

Australian Watercolour Muster 2020

Follow the link www.australianwatercolourmuster.com to the video to find out more on the Event.

Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder is supporting this event and also invites you to view a selection of the Gallery’s Watercolour Artists
https://redhillgallery.com.au/shop-watercolour-exhibition to see the selection of Watercolour artists represented by Red Hill Gallery Brisbane.

https://www.queensland.com/au/en/home.html
#redhillgallery #Watercolour #australianartists #Brisbaneanyday #brisbanearts #australianartist #brisbanetourism #queenslandtourism

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Australian Watercolour Muster 2020

Red Hill Gallery sculptor Denise Murray gives you a short visit to her studio during lockdown

Posted in Art, Art Ideas, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Bronze, Contemporary, Corporate, Denise Murray, Fantastic, Figurative, Five Minutes with, Gifts, Love, Mesmerised, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Sculpture | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Red Hill Gallery sculptor Denise Murray gives you a short visit to her studio during lockdown

THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favourite is comfortably embraced.

Words courtesy of Pantone – To view enitre article click here

Here are some creative ideas from us on how you could incorporate the 2020 Pantone colour into your life. Whether it be a painting, a piece of glass of a ceramic, Red Hill Gallery has something for all.

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Abstract, Animals, Art, Art Ideas, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane, Ceramic, ceramicist, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Fantastic, Figurative, Floral, Gifts, Glass Art, Love, Mesmerised, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Still Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Mother’s Day is fast approaching…

On Sunday 10 May many Australians will spend the day celebrating their mothers and other special women in their lives.

While Mother’s Day initially began to promote peace and support women, over the years it has become synonymous with family reunions.

Deciding on an appropriate Mother’s Day gift that is thoughtful and affordable, is a challenge all of its own in the midst of a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, the importance of sharing in traditions like Mother’s Day can go a long way towards keeping a sense of normality.

Nothing says “Mum, you’re treasured” like something made with love, and by hand.

Red Hill Gallery’s online store makes it even easier for you to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The store features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale with free shipping in Australia.

You can also browse our full collection including jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more on the website or email us at art@redhillgallery.com.au to arrange your purchase and delivery.

Undecided? Personalised gift vouchers are available any time.

Not only will you find something that will be loved and treasured forever, you will be supporting one of our many talented local artists through the simple gesture of gift-giving.

Happy Mother’s Day!

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Abstract, Art, Art Ideas, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Fantastic, Figurative, Fine Art Sale, Gifts, Impressionist, Love, Mesmerised, Mother's Day, Painting, Presents, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Still Life | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mother’s Day is fast approaching…

Red Hill Gallery online shop is open for business!

If there’s one thing that Australians are good at, it’s dealing with hardship.
This month, Red Hill Gallery has drawn on Dorothea Mackellar’s poem (Core of My Heart) “My Country” to inspire optimism in even the toughest times. We’ve known drought, bushfires and floods, and now we are experiencing this global pandemic that keeps us in our houses and tests our resilience in new ways.
Like Mackellar, we at Red Hill Gallery remain forever optimistic as we look for the promised “veil of greenness” in her poem’s last stanza. Our green shoots are being delivered through technology, allowing us to continue to operate and bring our artists’ work to you via the internet.
We’ve now made it easier to search and securely purchase directly from our website redhillgallery.com.au through an online shop that features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale.
Now, more than ever, our local artists need your support. Please take a look at our website and the beautiful works available through the online store, and add some beauty to your splendid isolation.

Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane.
Email art@redhillgallery.com.au

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Red Hill Gallery online shop is open for business!

The opening lines of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem My Country… ~ John Maitland

Imagine England! “Field and coppice, green and shaded lanes, ordered woods and gardens, dim blue distance, brown streams …” It is the England of my childhood but … “the beauty and the terror of the vast brown land…” has become as much a part of me over the past forty years as the rural England of my childhood. Like so many other immigrants it was a shock.

For my first couple of years in the “Sunburnt Country” I couldn’t cope with the colours, my painting was all wrong! I thought some tall noxious weeds were beautiful shrubs; an early work featured a stretch of groundsel!

I was used to the soft blankets of bluebells on the woodland floor near Morpeth in Northumberland, daffodils and snowdrops poking through the viridian grass and snow patched carpets which herald spring.

We arrived in Australia on March 5 to a very humid thirty-three degrees, having left two days earlier where it was minus three! Emerging from Brisbane Airport was literally a baptism of fire, squinting eyes in the early morning light and struggling with swollen feet and clothes too hot. With the sun bouncing off red dirt blinding me as I walked to a bus stop, not having a car. Heat, sweat, mozzies, plus Pea-beu and Rid for survival mis-pronouncing place names and asking a bus driver to drop me off at Woolloongabba (Wooolloooongaabba, my pronunciation), strange name indeed I thought. Even the first trip to the Gold Coast left me with severe burns and I’ve still got the scars. The only thing that kept me from heading back to freezing cold England was the Pea-beu and Rid and, oh yes, a lack of cash!

I eventually stopped trying to escape the wide brown land and took to reading a few books to try and understand. My steep learning curve, it was fascinating. Emerging from Robert HughesFatal Shore’ and Xavier Herbert’s ‘Poor Fellow My Country’; to visiting the work of John Glover, McCubbin, Roberts and Streeton at AGNSW, which turned the key in the lock of my consciousness….and there it all was. My encounter with these books about Australia and its landscapes and the stories have been endlessly fascinating.

The first major work I did (after coming to grips with the colours) I called ‘Prindy’. ‘Prindy’ of course was one of the main characters of “Poor Fellow My Country”. Although the character was an adult, I imagined him as a beautiful young man/boy in the vastness of North Queensland. It was to be the first work I ever sold here, and the novel inspired many more.

Life is circular… When my sister-in-law was persuaded to leave Canada and come to Australia she worked as a nurse on Wickham Terrace, Brisbane. A colleague invited her for dinner at his place and lo and behold… there was ‘Prindy’ on his wall!!!! With three other John Maitland paintings. She married him!

And wait there’s more! It has come to pass that we can now also say that two of our good friends have had a close friendship with Xavier Herbert and the painter of another picture from far North Queensland which features the actual ‘Prindy’ himself!!!

The Vastness

This is no common bush poem or folksy poetry, not for me, it smacks of the grandeur of “sweeping plains” and “beauty and terror” of this vast island continent. Just writing those words send a shiver down my spine!

Those who know my work will know I’ve travelled extensively through Australia, and I see it as a pastiche of the beauty and grandeur I’ve seen. So, for my part in this exhibition there is sand, rocks, cliffs, desert, and the water which is so vitally important in the struggle for survival on this vast continent…… And, of course, the people are there too, then there’s the “Jewelled sea” as Mackellar puts it, opalescent and magnificent.

 

Never did I imagine what it would become for me.

All of these elements I brought into painting my SUNBURNT COUNTRY.

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Abstract, Animals, Art, Art Ideas, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Australian Bushlands, Beach, Blog, Children, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Fantastic, Figurative, Gifts, Impressionist, Landscape painting, Legend, Love, Master Artist, Mesmerised, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The opening lines of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem My Country… ~ John Maitland

RW ‘Rich’ Allen – Presentation & Talk – March 2020 “talking in whispers – in pursuit of mastery”

SIGN UP FOR 2pm SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
SIGN UP FOR 6pm TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020
SIGN UP TO REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE

“The content of ‘talking in whispers’ is essentially a very personal story of twelve most enjoyable years of art practice, with very slow progress towards some sort of mastery. MASTERY is available to anyone, in any discipline, prepared to get on the path, and stick with it.”

Coming off the back of a very successful 2019 presenting to business practices and groups in tertiary education, as well as a very successful presentation program with the Australian Institute of Architects’ continuous professional development program, Rich now has the opportunity to present ‘talking in whispers’ at Red Hill Gallery.

COMMENTS from previous ATTENDEES in pursuit of mastery  

 “It was captivating” – Mell Greenall | Executive Director AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of ARCHITECTS

 “A hugely enjoyable and refreshing exposure of what is usually an internal process and dialogue. It left the studio with plenty to think about, especially the difference between progress and perfection” – Gary Schmidt | Director LOA BRANDING Brand & Creative Strategy

 “Quite profound” – Sean Wilson | Senior Manager INNERSPACE

 “Rich Allen’s presentation on his pursuit of mastery is a ‘must see’.  It is refreshing, inspirational and unique. I left with a smile on my face. It made my day and week” – Brad Williamson | ARCHITECT

“It was one of the best cpd [continuing professional development] events I have attended. I gained a significant amount from it. Thank you again” – Grant Hinds | Associate TRAPP ARCHITECTS

“Rich draws on extraordinary experiences to tell a story that needs to be heard by – well, everyone! In this age of instant, technology-driven gratification, it is no surprise that professionals across all industry sectors, are embracing the authenticity and simplicity in his message of mastery” – David Yeates | General Manager Sales VERTON AUSTRALIA

 “Many thanks for your very informative talk today and for your insights and honesty” – Caroline Yuen | Senior Executive Interior Architecture PEDDLE THORP ARCHITECTS

 “I need to come back and listen to this again” – Catherine E Baudet | Design Director FERRIER BAUDET ARCHITECTS

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Art, Art Ideas, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Figurative, Gifts, Impressionist, Love, Nudes, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Rich Allen, Uncategorized, Watercolour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RW ‘Rich’ Allen – Presentation & Talk – March 2020 “talking in whispers – in pursuit of mastery”

Nick Olsen • Paul Margocsy • Adrienne Williams – Exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery October 2019

Red Hill Gallery artists Nick Olsen, Paul Margocsy, and Adrienne Williams will be sharing a stunning array of new works in our Brisbane Gallery this October. Exploring their distinct ‘habitats’, the artists will be exhibiting vibrant works featuring both natural and suburban scenes. I am delighted to be presenting this unique collection, opening on October 11th and continuing until 27 October 2019. .”

– Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill in Brisbane, five minutes from the CBD and is open 7 days a week with easy street parking.

 

Nick Olsen

Nick Olsen is a Brisbane artist working with suburban and architectural subject matter. His expert palette truly makes his leisurely local scenes shine, capturing the light, shadow, and quiet spirit of a warm afternoon in Brisbane’s suburbs. Modern, but with a certain air of timelessness, these Olsen pieces will maintain their ‘je ne sais quoi’ for countless years to come.

Paul Margocsy
Appreciative of our feathered and furred friends in the wild, Melbourne’s Paul Margocsy captures the most elegant, playful, and majestic scenes nature has to offer. His fine, painterly technique offers something to appeal to the refined veteran art collector, the adventurous first-time buyer, and all art lovers in between.

Adrienne Williams
Adrienne Williams feels a connection with the quintessential country Australian landscape, which she now finds outside her door, living near Bundaberg. The hazy, stylised work featured in the exhibition explores the fascinating shape and movement of Australia’s unique native trees, creating a dreamlike vision of natural utopia. Teetering on the edge of abstraction, her work expresses poignantly the starkness and wild beauty of natural Australia.

 

 

 

 

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Abstract, Adrienne Williams, Animals, Art, Art Ideas, Artshow, Assemblage, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Australian Bushlands, Beach, Birds, Boats, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Coastal Landscape, Cockatoo, Colour, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Fantastic, Floral, Gifts, Nick Olsen, Painter, Painting, Paril Margocsy, Parrot, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG, Spring, Upcoming, Watercolour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nick Olsen • Paul Margocsy • Adrienne Williams – Exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery October 2019

Bill Powell – Unique and Elegant Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renowned Australian ceramicist, Bill Powell returns to Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, this September with a stunning new collection of ceramic pieces.

Refined in both their colouring and their sculptural foundations, Powell’s currently showing collection is a feast for the eyes, waiting to be snatched up. A variety of colours and styles feature in the exhibition, ranging from nuanced neutral blends, to bright yellows and greens, to cool metallic tones. The work is primarily crystalline glaze Powell has even managed to include some elegant glasswork in the collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is wonderful to have such sophisticated and unique work on show in the Gallery – Powell truly excels in his craft.” – Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Gallery Director

“A mastery of the potter’s wheel and crystal glazes, along with a new-found fascination with casting techniques and glass-work, have allowed me to explore a mix of media that is unique in the art form. My latest pieces explore the translucent nature of glass in combination with, and in contrast to, the space-defining clay object.” Bill Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powell’s masterful new work will be showing alongside Katherine Wood’s gorgeous landscapes, at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, until September 22nd 2019.

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Australia Fine Art, Australian Artist, Blog, Brisbane Artist, Ceramic, ceramicist, Colour, Contemporary, Crystal, Exhibition, Fantastic, Fine Art Sale, Glass Art, Glaze, Red Hill Art Gallery, Sculpture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Bill Powell – Unique and Elegant Craft

Katherine Wood ~ ‘Connection’ ~ Exhibition Opening Night Speech

Below is the very moving speech that Katherine Wood made at the opening of her exhibition “Connection” at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill Brisbane, on Friday 6 September 2019.

Good evening everyone – so because I struggle with short term memory (which is probably due to turps frying my brain over the last 28 years) I’ve decided to rather read a few words this evening and surrender to trying to pretend I’m great at speeches.

This body of work is about finding a connection – a connection with ourselves and at the same time with others and if we let it, it can be an anchor of self-expression in our spaces and in our lives. The theme of my art has always been based on our relative insignificance in relation to the bigger scheme of life. The parody that we are also all capable of more than we think and ultimately to persevere in the face of adversity. Although the tree/figure may stand alone we are all intrinsically connected. This isn’t just my story – it’s also yours. The underlying message in this is our oneness. We are all connected.

I love this following story by Neale Donald Walsch from the book “conversations with god” and would love to take this opportunity to share it with you.

Once upon a time there was a snowflake. It’s name was Sara. Sara the Snowflake had a brother named Sam. Sam the Snowflake.

Sara and Sam both lived a good life—but they feared for the day that they would die, melting away into the nothingness. Then one day the Snow Angel appeared to both of them. “A snowflake is eternal. Did you know that?” the Angel said, and then the Angel explained:

“The very first snowflakes in the history of the world are the snowflakes that are falling today. They fall from the sky as highly individualized physicalisations. There are no two snowflakes alike. There never have been, in all the history of snowflakes.

“The flakes are awesomely beautiful in their individual design. No one who watches them falling from the heavens can fail to see their exquisite splendour. People run outside when snowflakes fall, beholding their breathtaking magnificence.

“As they land, they merge with one another. People call a huge collection of them on the ground simply ‘snow.’ They don’t say, ‘Look at that big pile of snowflakes.’ They say, ‘Look at that mountain of snow.’

They see all the individual snowflakes as One. And indeed, the snowflakes are One with One Another.” The Angel went on…

“Soon the sun comes out and the snow melts, each flake disappearing, one by one. They don’t, of course, disappear at all. They simply change form. Now they are water, rippling together in a sparkling puddle or flowing together in a little stream.

“The sun continues to work its magic, and soon the water itself disappears. Or seems to. Actually, it, too, simply changes form. It evaporates, rising into the air as invisible vapours and gathering there in such concentration that they are visible again—as clouds.

“As more and more vapours gather, the clouds become heavy with their moisture. Soon, once again, the moisture falls, raining down upon the earth. And if the temperature is just right, the falling rain turns into snowflakes again—no two snowflakes alike. Ever. In the history of snowflakes.”

Sara and Sam were never so happy in their entire lives. Suddenly, everything was what you might call . . . crystal clear.

And so, in the snow we see the Cycle of Life and the Story of You.

I hope that through this body of work you are inspired to go deeper. Inspired to look into yourself, express yourself….and connect with yourself. Through finding connection these pieces bring comfort and consolation in knowing although we appear alone we are not. Relief, support, compassion is within all of us.

I believe that we should surround ourselves only with things that are immensely useful or beautiful. There is so much beauty in this life, we should embrace it completely — including the lessons that can sometimes be very painful.

Clear your energy – live in only constructive energy….. powerful, stirring, contemplative, calming and passionate energy.

Make your living space inspire you, reflect you and uplift you. Connect.

Thank you Margaret and everyone from Red Hill Gallery for giving me the opportunity to exhibit with you – can’t believe we have been with you for 12 years – so honoured to be among so many amazing artists and for everyone taking the time to be here tonight.

I hope “Connection” creates portals of solitude for the viewer to escape from life’s chaos and give relief and calmness to a ever increasing turbulent world. Enjoy and thank you.

~  Katherine Wood  ~

The Katherine Wood exhibition “Connection” is featured at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill Brisbane from Friday 6 September 2019 and continues until Sunday 22 September 2019.

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Abstract, Art, Art Basel, Art Ideas, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Beach, Birthday, Blog, Brisbane, Coastal Landscape, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Fantastic, Gifts, Landscape painting, Looking for Fantastic, Love, Mesmerised, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Spring | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Katherine Wood ~ ‘Connection’ ~ Exhibition Opening Night Speech

talking in whispers in pursuit of mastery

Rich Allen describes himself as “a London Brit by birth, and an Australian by choice!” He studied painting and drawing for five years, and is a graduate from the Central [now Central St Martins School of Art], in London. 

Migrating to Brisbane in 1982, Rich practiced as a graphic designer, and corporate identity specialist [a service he defines as one of “differentiation by design”]. Following a great deal of soul searching, fuelled by a desire for personal re-invention, he returned to his fine art on a full time basis in late 2009.

Working with the single-minded theme of INTIMISM [capturing quiet/fleeting moments], and driven by process, Rich’s approach is organized and measured, with all his time recorded. He recently accrued 17500 hours, and has calculated and charted the various dates during which he believes “brief spells of progress” have been achieved.

Since August 2018, Rich has been refining and delivering a presentation, with an accompanying display of pictures and related supporting material. It is titled: “talking in whispers in pursuit of mastery”. 

A highlight, has been a five week exercise located in the auditorium of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This work has been carried out as a contributor to the AIA’s Continuing Professional Development programme, and is currently being provided on a continuing basis, with Rich visiting architecture practices.

In addition, and with the aid of his “PopUp” display, Rich is presenting to groups within other professional services and the tertiary education sector. 

Rich’s presentation, which is divided into a number of segments he has titled: “nine bites”, verbalizes and visualizes his journey from the outset. He states: I believe that mywork is simply about a disciplined pursuit towards some sort of mastery. Embracing and enjoying plateaus of pure practice are paramount to the process”.

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Australian Art, Australian Artist, Figurative, Figuratve, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG, Rich Allen | Comments Off on talking in whispers in pursuit of mastery

Katherine Wood ‘Connection’ Exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery – 6 – 22 September 2019

“This body of work is about finding a connection; not only a connection with ourselves but at the same time a connection with others. The theme of my art has always been based on our relative insignificance in relation to the bigger scheme of life. The parody that we are all capable of more than we think and ultimately to persevere in the face of adversity. Although the tree/figure may stand alone we are all intrinsically connected, this isn’t just my story – it’s also yours. The underlying message in this, is our oneness and that we are all connected.”   – Katherine Wood

Wood has always tried to create art that strikes deeper emotions and resonates with the viewer on a sublime level, that is beyond words. She hopes that through this body of work you are inspired to go deeper. Inspired to look into yourself, express yourself and connect with yourself.

Wood believes that we should surround ourselves only with things that are immensely useful or beautiful. There is so much beauty in this life, it should be embraced completely — including the lessons that can sometimes be very painful. Through finding connection, these pieces bring comfort and consolation in knowing although we appear alone, we are not.

Through her painting she hopes to create portals of solitude for the viewer to escape from life’s chaos and give relief and calmness to an ever-increasing frenetic world. When you stop the internal dialogue battle and let in stillness and silence, we are no longer subjecting ourselves to fear.

“I hope “Connection” creates portals of solitude for the viewer to escape from life’s chaos and give relief and calmness to an ever-increasing turbulent world. In creating just, a glimpse of something to define reality but allowing one to dream up any space or time. Taking the viewer into a deeper meditative outlet. Giving the mind a break. Amidst the serenity and calmness in these pieces we are able to exhale and let go.” – Katherine Wood
VIEW COLLECTION ONLINE HERE

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Art, Artshow, Beach, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Coastal Landscape, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Fantastic, Katherine Wood, Landscape painting, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG | Comments Off on Katherine Wood ‘Connection’ Exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery – 6 – 22 September 2019

Internship at Red Hill Gallery: An Invaluable Experience

As more employers require a certain amount of existing work experience, internships become one of the most highly recommended experiences for undergraduates. With the help of the Queensland University of Technology and Red Hill Gallery, we have had the opportunity to gain some of the most valuable knowledge in our final year of study. Through 100-hours of work placement at the gallery, under the guidance and support of the amazing team, we both have grown significantly as professionals and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Sarah

Interning at Red Hill Gallery I was given the opportunity to learn more about the business of Art Consulting and Corporate Art Consultation. Being able to discuss the business with people in the profession and see the work process for myself has been an amazing experience that I will take with me after graduation and hopefully be able to use to start my own career in the industry.

The gallery has always been a welcoming and accommodating environment, which is a credit to the wonderful people that work there, that I am extremely grateful to have learnt so much from. Interning at Red Hill has been a vastly rewarding experience and one that I will always remember.

Sarah Meehan   |   QUT Bachelor of Creative Industries (Art and Design History)

Chloe

The short time I spent at Red Hill Gallery has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my journey as an undergraduate. While the university has provided me with the theoretical understanding of the art and various skill sets, this work placement is an impacting lesson which taught me how to apply those skills in the real world. The internship has helped me meet more people in the industry and assisted in developing a network, giving me a tremendous competitive advantage for my future endeavours.

Learning more about the role of an Art Consultant and the commercial side of a gallery, I’ve gained better insights into the fine art industry in Brisbane and discovered my place within it. The excellent staff at the gallery have played such a significant role in my growth as a professional and as a person. Passing on their wisdom and experience through trusting me with different tasks in the gallery, I’ve learned how to be more detail-oriented and persist through any challenge presented to me. I’m very grateful to the gallery and the university for giving me this invaluable learning experience that prepared me for bigger adventures after my graduation in June.

Chloe Cao (Duyen Le Cao)   |   QUT Bachelor of Creative Industries (Art and Design History)

©  Red Hill Gallery

Posted in Art, Art Ideas, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Blog, Brisbane, Contemporary, Corporate, Exhibition, Five Minutes with, Interview, Q&A, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Internship at Red Hill Gallery: An Invaluable Experience

NEW REFLECTIONS ON PAST IMPRESSIONS • Jamie Boyd • Exhibiting Red Hill Gallery July 2019

This July Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane is honoured to present and offer the rare opportunity for art collectors to view and procure paintings by Australian artistic royalty, Jamie Boyd. With his newest body of artwork – ‘New Reflections on Past Impressions’ opening on Friday 5 July 2019.

As the most prominent living member of the famous Boyd family dynasty, Jamie Boyd is a highly accomplished artist, based in London, with artworks exhibited all over the world. As the fourth generation of an artistically gifted bloodline, he is the only son of the late Arthur Boyd and grandson of the late Merric Boyd. With a rich family history and equally rich understanding of artistic expression.

A master of colour and craft, Boyd utilizes materials of any shape, colour or description to create visually mesmerizing artworks. Having begun his career at an exceptionally early age, Boyd has painted en plein air with John Perceval, Charles Blackman, David Boyd and his father Arthur Boyd.   

This collection harks back to early subject matter painted by Boyd “on the spot”. Jamie believes that by looking back again at the early sketches, it is possible to see more in them now than at the time they were painted, granting reflection as a primary theme within this collection of work.

“It seems one often paints what is in the imagination – what one wants to see – but even so, an essential element of the landscape settles there too, on the canvas – only later to come into focus.” ~ Jamie Boyd

Some of these new works reflect that new insight. Reflection has always been of primary concern for the artist as his determination to be continually challenging and redefining his knowledge of art is expressed through Boyd’s experimentation and reinvention of his work.

‘New Reflections on Past Impressions’ a collection of predominantly oil on canvas works magnificently crafting with key attention to colour theory. The artists observation of his subject matter is influenced by light and atmospherics, expressed through his exhilarating visions.

This July, Brisbane art lovers will be given an insight into one of Australia’s most well-renowned artistic families, experiencing the influence of an entire dynasty within Jamie’s new work.


View collection HERE

Posted in Art, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Australian Bushlands, Beach, Brisbane, Colour, Contemporary, Exhibition, Figurative, Figuratve, Floral, Jamie Boyd, Jamie Boyd Artist, Jamie Boyd Exhibition Australia, Landscape painting, Legend, Master Artist, Painter, Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RGH Art Chat, RHG, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEW REFLECTIONS ON PAST IMPRESSIONS • Jamie Boyd • Exhibiting Red Hill Gallery July 2019

HIGHLANDS tv • Jamie Boyd Exhibition Tour • Published on Nov 20, 2018

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HIGHLANDS tv • Jamie Boyd Exhibition Tour • Published on Nov 20, 2018

The 4 Amigo’s – Ben Lucas | Herman Pekel | Ted Moran | Todd Whisson

The 4 Amigo’s, Ben Lucas, Herman Pekel, Ted Moran and Todd Whisson come together to bring to Red Hill Gallery a tranquil and eclectic collection of works. Inspired by the natural beauty of the earth, these 4 collections of works combine to form a dynamic exhibition, with an ode to mother nature and the natural environment. Lucas, Pekel and Whisson express their own personal adoration and relationship with nature through their paintings of coastal landscapes, floral arrangements and familiar Australian scenery. Whilst sculptor, Ted Moran’s love for the ocean influences his nautical sculptural designs. Presented together, the 4 Amigo’s will bring a soothing and refreshing new exhibition, adorning the walls of Red Hill Gallery with the colours of the earth, from Saturday 8 June 2019.

Ben Lucas is a painter of colour, light, movement and memoires. The artists concern for capturing and conveying the emotions evoked by the landscape meet his concerns for the landscape itself. Ben paints from memory, drawing on his time spent watching the constant shifting moods of the ocean and the play of light on its surface at different times of the day. As Ben says, “With my painting there’s always this tension or balance between portraying what is seen and what is felt”.

For Herman Pekel, environmental issues are of paramount concern. This veneration of mother nature in all her contrasting glory is reflected in each of the unique landscape panoramas he paints. His paintings reveal a complex inner design as the scope of his pictorial work, ranging from soft and cozy interiors to dynamic pastoral imagery of tempestuous Australian vistas and romantic European reminiscences.

As the only sculptor in this exhibition, Ted Moran brings a different dimension to the 4 Amigo’s exhibition. Ted’s career in art includes sculptures in stained glass panels and a combination of metal and molten glass pieces. Now based on the Sunshine Coast, the influence of the oceans rich colours and movement is extensively evident on Ted’s nautical inspired sculptural pieces.

Todd Whisson’s recent work takes an abstract impressionist approach, which continues to reflect his skill in traditional techniques. This approach has enabled Todd to communicate more than a visual representation, expressing the beauty of floral arrangements and coastal landscapes. “As an artist, my paintings are loose and suggestive allowing the viewer to place personal thoughts and memories reflective of a time and place” – Todd Whisson.

Combining an eclectic collection of painting and sculpture, the 4 Amigo’s moody, romantic and soulful landscapes, still life and sculptures will exhibit from Saturday 8 June and continue until Sunday 23 June 2019 at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, QLD.

Posted in Abstract, Art, Art Ideas, Artshow, Australia Fine Art, Australian Art, Australian Artist, Australian Bushlands, Beach, Blog, Boats, Brisbane, Brisbane Artist, Coastal Landscape, Colour, Commission, Contemporary, Corporate, Crystal, Exhibition, Fantastic, Fine Art Sale, Floral, Gifts, Glass Art, Impressionist, Landscape painting, Legend, Looking for Fantastic, Love, Master Artist, Mesmerised, Painter, Painting, Plein Air Painting, Red Hill Art Gallery, RHG, Sculpture, Spring, Still Life, Todd Whisson, Upcoming, Watercolour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The 4 Amigo’s – Ben Lucas | Herman Pekel | Ted Moran | Todd Whisson