Posts from the ‘design’ Category
A pencil drawing and a charcoal drawing.
Jan is a painter of still-life and abstract acrylic paintings. I enjoyed drawing this image. I mistakenly picked up a blue pencil instead of a black one and just kept going. Sorry it is such a terrible quality photo. I do think I captured her and her lively and warm personality.
The charcoal nude drawing was made a couple of weeks ago. The model was eight and a half months pregnant. She was an amazing woman that was so full of energy. Sorry I didn’t get her name.
Alphington Open Studios is this weekend 24th and 25th November 11-6.
It’s not a big area around Alphington with only 13 (diverse) artists participating. See Alphington Studios facebook site and or Alphington Studios Website where you will find lots more information about all the artists. More pictures from me on Instagram: annewarrenart. The beautiful fine tapestry work is by one of this year’s guest artists Joy Smith.
If you do make it to Alphington please say hello.
Exhibition of Collage at Tuggeranong Arts in Canberra on now.
I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Canberra for the Opening of my Solo Exhibition – Mergence. I loved Canberra including the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Floriade, Arboretum, Glass Making Factory/Warehouse, Market, quirky Kendell Lane, Little Istanbul and numerous restaurants for delicious food.
The workshop I conducted was at the Arts Centre which backed on to the lake, so we dragged our chairs outside and had lunch with a view. Beautiful time. Great people. x
I hope more people will come to see the artwork. It is 3D collage assemblage.
Mergence was my response to an umbrella title Entropy. Everything fragments, everything disintergrates. My selected subjects fragment and merge, histories merge, people merge, animals merge. I would like to think that they successfully merge and are not too surreal to imagine. A fisherperson becomes part fish part person. Someone that loves their house becomes part person part house. See more images on https://www.annewarrenart.com/
Making an abstract assemblage from old work.
I painted a few small abstract artworks but kept remembering pieces of art sitting in folios. I started using resources that I have looked at and passed over so many times and finally they have been the perfect resources for a series of four artworks. Some works are 3D, some have ink, acrylic and or gouache paint. See more at my website http://www.annewarrenart.com or instagram annewarrenart.
Books, books everywhere with pages flying through the air, turned upside down and inside out for a series of collages.
I thought I had so very many books for collage that I had been giving them away. I am now out buying up at op shops. I get some strange looks from the people serving me as the selected books are so diverse. My last big buy included: The National Estate, Australia’s Heritage, Album of a Nation, Australian Endangered Species, Florida, The Stockman, Black is Beautiful, One living as one and loving it, Orchids of Africa, Our Royal Family and lots more. The image is important but almost as much is the quality of the paper that supports it.
From time to time I will post some of my work in progress. Some of these make the cut and others do not. These are details only.
I don’t remember all of the books in my collection for collage but last night I remembered a wonderful book about West Australian Wildflowers and of course I couldn’t find it for hours. Books went flying when I was searching. You know what it’s like I’m sure. I remembered the spine, I always remember the spine (not always an accurate memory) was dirty grey and broken still didn’t help me find it any sooner. Found it. Next time my studio is covered in paper I will post a pic and you will see what a mess I am working in.
I want you to know that I always look up the books to make sure they are not rare or unique in some way because of course I would not cut them if that was the case. Often books are kept on a shelf and not appreciated or loved by anyone and then a collage artist (maybe me) will come along and pull it apart to make a unique artwork that can be looked at and appreciated.
See more, including some workshop information at website http://www.annewarrenart.com.
Art, Workshops, Christmas.
I had an enormous year of art and exhibitions this year.
I was invited to exhibit at Holy Trinity in East Melbourne as part of the Eastern Art Festival.
I exhibited with the Out of the Box Group of Artists at Cambridge Studio Gallery.
I had the Alphington Open Studios in November.
I also arranged a fundraiser for several of my art workshop regulars. It was their first time exhibiting so I let them pick the charity which of course made them work harder. I then encouraged them all to bring along 5 or 6 friends each to the opening. We almost had a sell out, plus a couple of commissions for future work. The charity was for the Tiwi Island Girls Football Team. They have to travel long distances to play so our efforts helped their travel fees.
I’m hoping for an exhibition with a couple of wonderful artist friends in 2018. A bit early to tell you much about that. I am keen for you to see my new website annewarrenart.com as it will have information about workshops and exhibitions which may be of interest. Please have a look and stay in touch.
Here are a few pics from this year. By the way I love the snow in December on this site even if it is really really hot here.
See below my Christmas Card for you. Merry Christmas. xx
Best ever store display at Myer Melbourne.
It’s an old picture I took a number of years ago and as I just came across it I thought I would share with you. This wonderful, crazy, display, was in the Bed Linen section of Myer Melbourne. It looks like someone was finally given freedom to do as they wished instead of standard, boring planogram displays. Should be more of these.