Get your year started with a splash of colour, a dose of creativity and some great company. Featuring the works of four artists from the Southern Forests & Valley’s region: Vikki Cook, Jo Hanna, Manida Morrell and Jan Rowe.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
In their recent body of work, local artists Jan Rowe, Manida Morrell, Vikki Cook and Jo Hanna encourage us to re-learn the act of seeing and to view paintings in a way that delves into the forest and off-track into a world of introspection. Helped by expressive mark making and saturations of colour, these paintings are both cultivated and voluptuous. With layers upon depths and lines overlapping dots, like leaf-fall on the forest floor this new body of work plays with both a sense of natures strength and it’s uncertainty: the moment we find ourselves, we are instantly lost again.
The Painted Tree Gallery is open 9am – 4pm daily.
It is located adjacent to the Northcliffe Visitor Centre and the fantastic Understory Art & Nature Trail
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
I am a woman of the land. I feel country and experience it on a soul level. Here in the Southwest I feel the breath of the forest . She breathes for me!
I find myself drawn to this vast and ever changing country. The Great Southern Forests have pushed me on my journey to encounter the element of “surprise” within.
As a young girl I spent five years in the south west and the outback combined. Then up until 4 years ago lived in the city whilst the country kept calling me home. Nature to me is the one place I feel at peace. The land and forests are full of life and the focus of all my art.
I have lived in the forest for less than 2 years, so Im still looking with fresh “tourist” eyes. I’m investigating the idea that the forest can trigger all of our physical and psychological senses; the forest can teach us everything.