“Coast to Country”

The exhibition “Coast to Country” by Anna Beveridge, Helen Griffin, Marianne Halpin and Eva Kaye is open from 4th October to 26th October. Official opening on Sunday October 8th, 12 Noon – 4pm.

Anna Beveridge (her painting above)  is a Mt. Tamborine artist who loves to paint the natural beauty of our Earth. This collection was inspired by a recent visit to a Merino sheep farm in the New England district of NSW. She said of the property ‘In every vista there was a beautiful painting. The Autumn colours, the dry gold and straw hues of the pastures, the poplars and the misty mornings – and the sheep – creamy-coated, curious and rather cute, were everywhere. I wanted to include them as part of this landscape series’. Some smaller pastel and pencil drawings show delicate local flora.

Helen Griffin (her painting above) is an artist who finds the landscape endlessly fascinating. Helen says “I am am always on the lookout for an opportunity to further explore the elements and mood of a captured image”. In this Exhibition she presents three series of expressionist paintings – the Mallacoota coast of Victoria, the Blue Fish Track of NSW and the Auracaria Lookout Walk of the Lamington range.

Local artist Marianne Halpin (her painting above) travelled through central Australia last year and was inspired by the wonderful reds and ochres of the interior. She has explored her vision of the landscapes in a semi abstract approach, a change from her normal figurative work. Birds are also an interest and are depicted in small mixed media drawings on recycled materials.

Eva Kaye (her painting above) is a Brisbane based artist whose home is surrounded by family, wild life, trees, music and colour. All these elements make their way into Eva’s vibrant paintings. The colours of interiors, flowers, friend’s rambling gardens and landscapes have inspired this collection of work. Colour and pattern play an important role in her painting process. “ I never know where a painting will lead me or what it will end up being, so there’s always a surprise element that keeps me interested”.