For the SALA Festival this year the Ann Newmarch Studios was open to the public over a weekend. This was a great opportunity to discuss our works and works in progress with members of the public and other artists. I've been a member of this studio since March, and share the space along side Fran Callen, Nicola Semmens, Cathy Brooks and Annie herself. We had the addition over the weekend of two jewellers - Jessie McCrossin (Jelly Beads Australia) and Christine Pyman.
During the day I worked on some ideas for my up coming body of work (TBA), painted away on a commission piece and added to the wall of my watercolour studies that were on sale. These studies are a great way to experiment and explore with ideas, compositions and imagery for larger works. They measure around 4 x 6 cm. I paint them with watercolour and/or inks plus physical embellishments such as glitter, gold leaf or embroidery.
|Works snapped in progress|
Thank you to all those who came along. It was a great weekend. I particularly enjoyed meeting the young, budding artists such as these two ladies from Ross Smith High School who had heaps of excellent questions for me! R x