NOOSA OPEN STUDIOS is now done and dusted for another year.....
It was a great event where over 60 artists opened their studios or shared with other artists.
I so enjoyed talking to all of my visitors and appreciated their comments on my work.
My studio was shared by Janey Richards who is an impressive abstract expressionist. Our work, even though different, complemented each other and provided a colourful visual display for our visitors. We both connect with nature in our work and that also tied our display together.
Looking forward to the event again next year.
Please check out my attached page for this exciting event. I have been working in my studio and producing some new works which I'm excited about. Just love bringing my subjects to life and never enough hours in the day.
2018 has been marvellous as my clever husband has built me a new Studio under the house. It's such a great space for me to work and overlooks our garden, forest and mango trees. Of course my ever present companions, the birds, are always outside busily getting on with their lives.
A Willy Wagtail stepped inside for a look yesterday. Luckily he found his way out again without any prompting from me.
Yes a thousand excuses.... holidays, family, studio time and I have now opened a Facebook page. How life just sweeps us away.
Would love you to Like my Page...….Erica Evans Artist.
I will have some images of new work on this site and my Facebook site very soon.
The following is part of my speech which highlights my feelings about why I like to make art featuring my favourite subject, birds................
......."Well, I love painting birds. I like to bring them into focus and tell their story.
When I was young I loved the images of John Gould’s paintings, I collected bird cards and treasured a beautiful tin of 24 shades of Derwent Coloured Pencils. Birds as well as other wildlife have been part of my life from when I was a child.
I know they enhance my life as well as being a crucial part of the environment.
I hear King Parrots making music in the forest.
Feisty Willy Wagtails will peck and pester anything bigger than itself to move it away from their nest. I observed one day a Willy Wagtail giving an Osprey a hiding. Just amazing.
Noisy Miners which I regard as the soldiers of the yard, will always let you know when there is a snake or a goanna around and ..then there are the little birds that stay close to the undergrowth and the marvellous snowy whiteness of a majestic sea eagle that soars over our beaches ….. and so many other species..
I find them all smart and interesting as well as being quite beautiful. They inspire me.
But they need their wild places, they need nest hollows in the big old trees and little birds need undergrowth and often when I’m painting I’m thinking about how precious our forests and wild places are and I think of my grandchildren and hope that when they have children they can take them walking through tall green forests and listen to the songs of our Companions, the birds."
BIRDS SOLD AND GOING TO GOOD HOMES AT THE END OF 'COMPANIONS' EXHIBITION
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 15TH NOVEMBER, 2016.