Things are happening at Clifton School of Arts over this Easter long weekend. Diane Taylor, a long-time artist who currently works in encaustic (beeswax) painting, has hand-picked a small group of contemporaries for a remarkable exhibition of paintings in encaustic, oils and acrylics plus prints, etchings and drawings and unique wearable art. Diane and Rainbow shared the exhibition space at Clifton School of Arts in September last year and Diane’s encaustics caused quite a stir. One viewer commented, “There is something especially luminous and sensuous about the surface of the beeswax – and the colours are simply beautiful!”. They were all but sold-out by the end of the weekend.
Rainbow is a resident of Northern Illawarra – the beautiful surroundings in which she lives influence her expressive, psychedelic paintings and collages.
Allan Deacon’s works on paper reflect his absorption with the landscape around Canberra and the far south coast of NSW. He is currently working on a new series depicting the marvellous patterns of the Hawkesbury River and its surrounding landscapes.
Alison Free’s oil paintings are inspired by landscapes of places she has visited, including the Snowy Mountains, Sydney harbour and the South Island of New Zealand. These translate into her more recent ‘landscapes’ of the human form, including nudes painted from life models.
Kerry Lonsdale’s interest in the subtleties of colour is evident in her acrylic abstracts and delightful paintings of dancing figures.
Siobhan and Juan Rose (Bachy) Chazarreta’s exotic and whimsical jewellery combines the influence of Bachy’s Argentinean roots and Siobhan’s background in fine arts.