'Two and Three Dimensions' is an exciting group exhibition by talented artists and husband and wife, Michael and Lucy Ward and well-known local artist Christine Groh.
Held at The Richard Randall Art Studio, Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2019, this four-day exhibition is FREE to attend and all are welcome.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm daily and visitors will be treated to a wonderful showcase of stunning paintings and prints by Lucy and Christine and exquisite wood carvings by Michael.
Lucy has exhibited in the Brisbane area for many years both in joint and solo exhibitions and her paintings are held by many private collectors in Australia and North America. In 2015, she had five of her paintings displayed in New York as part of an International Cultural Exchange.
Lucy's paintings are mainly oils, depicting still-life, interiors and portraits. She has also produced high-quality prints of some of her past works.
"My paintings grow out of my fascination for the way light affects everyday objects and reveals their beauty, special characteristics, and personality, whether it is fruit and vegetables, pots and pans, or the human form that I am painting" said Lucy Ward.
Fellow artist Christine is a member of the Royal Queensland Art Society and The Half Dozen Group of Artists. She has received a number of awards for her work and regularly exhibits at the Royal Queensland Art Society as well as participating in a number of "by Invitation only" and various short exhibitions in and around Brisbane.
Christine works with strong colours in her paintings, using watercolour, acrylic and mixed media in a style that she says has been influenced by the works of Chagall, Hundertwasser and Queensland's Rex Backhaus-Smith.
"I love strong colours, which is reflected in my paintings, in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media and I also find that the contrast created in the linocuts suits my sense of drama" notes Christine.
Christine regularly sells her work both locally and overseas, including private collectors in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Germany.
Michael held his first exhibition of wood carvings at the Graydon Gallery in New Farm in 2013, which was a sell-out. Known for his elegant platters, twig vases and animal carvings in varied Australian timbers he has carried out several commissions for individual clients.
"I've always enjoyed working with wood but never did much serious carving until I retired from work as a medical specialist in 2011. I soon realised that the old bits of pine and gum trees I had used up until then were not very rewarding, [and that] Australia has some wonderful wood for carvers - cedar, beech, huon pine, blackwood, jacaranda and camphor just to name a few" explained Michael.
The displayed works will be available for sale, with a range of styles, sizes and prices to suit all interests and budgets. Come along and add to your collection or purchase a unique gift for a loved one.
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