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Wander along Brisbane streets with artist, Kathy Duronio
This delightful exhibition by Red Hill artist, Kathy Duronio leaves the observer in no doubt about her love for this great city. "My Brissie continues" will feature the colourful vibrancy of inner Brisbane's blossomed streets and parks. Although flowers are her favourite subject to paint, Kathy says she enjoys painting everything. Her work ranges from streetscapes to pets and portraits.
This exhibition has taken the artist roughly 16 months to put together and will feature some of the beautiful blooms Kathy has encountered in her daily life. She says, "I never tire of wandering aimlessly to discover something of interest that will be the inspiration for my next painting". Kathy says that when she begins a painting she often finds it difficult to put brush to canvas and sometimes just has to put paint on the brush and just "do". It's then that this mental and soulful struggle gradually shifts to a creative language she refers to as 'canvas speak' and it's at this point that the excitement kicks in, driving her to complete the piece.
Late Afternoon, Woolcock Park - Hawthorn Terrace, Red Hill
Having painted all her life yet never acquiring formal qualifications, Kathy has developed a unique style which she describes as a quirky form of realism. For the last three years she has focussed passionately on her art and says, "Observing the faces of random people light up as they absorb my creations is the best kind of success an artist aspires to achieve."
This artist has a long list of achievements and is sure to delight those who visit her exhibit. Opening night for "My Brissie continues" will be on Thursday, April 30th from 6pm - 8.30pm at Percolator Gallery in Paddington. The exhibition will run from April 28th until May 4th.
Thorny Trunked Red Flowering Tree - Roma Street Parklands