Women of the Landscape

Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane had the privilege of exhibiting and hosting landscape artists; Terry Swann, Adrienne Williams and Pam Walpole over the month of April.

The exhibition was a wonderful success. Over the weekend of the opening for Landscape in Isolation, we saw many faces, some familiar and many new, in the gallery during our opening exhibition weekend events and we appreciate all of your wonderful feedback.

Together Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole have presented a body of work for this exhibition.  Each in their own style and interpretation of the landscape they have experienced.  Some pieces are recollections of specific areas – others painted plein air – ‘insitu’.  All have derived from the love of the natural world to be shared and admired and are combinations of Watercolour and Acrylic.

While I draw in a sketchbook and do note-taking, my passion is to paint in situ where I can use my emotional response to capture the essence of the landscape. During lockdown, I have used sketchbooks and memories of recent trips to the Kimberley and Pilbara to do this body of work.

These works capture the ever-changing sounds and moods of the bush when there is no option but to stay at home. I go back to the memory of colour, texture, and movement, whether it be looking into everchanging water or the changing seasons effect on the environment.

I hope you enjoy the journey.

 Terry Swann, 2021

COVID lockdown afforded these ladies the uninterrupted time to pause, reflect and paint the scars of the landscape in response to bushfires, and unseasonal flooding.  Terry’s love for the land has continually drawn her back to the Australian wilderness, therefore it’s no surprise her collection is a nod to the memory of colour,  texture and movement.  Pam’s collection is a trip back in time – of past travels, dwindling waterholes, lagoons and coastal dunes.  Adrienne’s works follow her ‘insitu’ sketching trip to Tasmania where her exploration of sense and peace takes you up there above the tree line with her!

Artist Talk and Demonstration

In addition to the exhibition opening, Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole, gave an Artist Talk followed by a watercolour art demonstration by Terry Swann. Both the talk and Terry’s demonstration gave the gallery an insight into the artists inspiration and their artistic process.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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