Posts from the ‘interior design’ Category
I would like to say that I jumped the gun in my last post about a new on line store so I closed it. I have far too many sites to add another. I will combine it with Instagram to make it easier. Just ask me if you see anything you would like or would like more information about. Instagram annewarrenart or website https://annewarrenart.com
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and or holiday break. In Australia we have a few public holidays off on either side of the weekend so most people take a break to go away somewhere nice. Maybe catch the last of the warm temperature. We did not go away anywhere but stayed to see the Easter Egg Hunt by Grandson Mason, stayed for the bathroom renovation (bit of chaos without a second bathroom), stayed so that my Chinese student (international student) could transition from here to her new homestay about 10 kilometres away.
Also stayed to support my Son Darcy who is in the middle of a start up company curating beautiful Australia, sustainable products into gift boxes under the name Gertrude and Smith. Please look him up and follow his journey as he prepares for a launch date.
Instagram: gertrudeandsmith Early Website: https://gertrudeandsmith.com.au
Below is an image from the archives. I am working in digital right now but still developing so can’t show you. I will call the work visible invisible which is something that can happen with age, ethnicity, gender etc.
These were made just this week by three different artists. Congratulations Galia for the striking collage of body/machine, Congrats Helen for the earthy abstract painting, there are human forms within this painting, I can see them, Congrats Jan for the abstract that we discussed as accidentally having cirrus and other cloud formations within it.
Great work everyone.
It can be quite difficult to change from observational drawing/painting to abstract and to collage. My advice would be to keep it very simple, complexity, if needed can come later. I do prefer collage to be easy to read and therefore with less distractions. The focal point is usually a surreal image that needs to be absorbed by the viewer and this should be enough without clouding a work with things happening on the periphery.
Have a great weekend everyone.
We had a very hot day but it was a fun day. I erected a marquee so we had shade for our group that were cutting images from books, inking paper and squeegieing paint onto paper in preparation for their assemblages. We used gorgeous Fabriano and Arches 300gsm paper.
Maxine O’Brien made the two images shown here.
Collage is such a fun and friendly medium.
We have had a very hot hot hot Summer so we are hoping for a little relief from the heat soon. By the way two days ago we had 43 degrees Celcius and overnight did not dip lower than 30 degrees Celcius. Bit hot, just a bit.
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.
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/
This is one of 5 or 6 in a series I made from just two books. They were actually black and white but I changed them to sepia digitally.
Just having a bit of fun with the cliche scale of people and objects. I never tire of the absurdity of unexpected scale.
More of these on instagram annewarrenart.
These are not in Canberra but I will be in Tuggeranong early in October. Please come along and see my exhibition. Come and say hello at the Opening night Thursday 4th October at 6pm.
This is a small painting of around 25 x 25cm using acrylic on board. This is one of a series of four still-life works. They are all framed in blondewood box frames. I will post some of the others later. Loved making them and using super vibrant colours. I have used a limited palette as I always do however I will always introduce alizarin crimson for apples. So only four colours plus white. I think you can call that pretty limited.
This was a result of a late night fiddle with scissors, books and blue tack. I made several images with these heads, especially the large one on the left. On instagram (annewarrenart) I was asked by a follower for a Giclee print of the image so I made one and the rest is history. Now these are very small prints on Arches Watercolour paper 300gsm in sepia. Only 10 in the edition. I will have them available at the November open studios event. Let me know if you would like more information.
You can see all 5 (I think) in black and white on instagram.
Hope you like them.