The d’arcy doyle art awards 2017
Here is Marjie Fisher, Linley Redden and Catherine Wallace as Artists in Residence watched closely by Marilyn Bennett for any mistakes
The 2017 Mudgeeraba Show
The talented and amazing artists who come to the studio won 11 well deserved awards at the Mudgeeraba Show this year – which was the biggest and most attended yet ! Here is a sampling of the great works which attracted the Judges’ attention.
Sally Esterman – 1st Place – Senior Citizens – Any Medium
Heather Browne – 1st Place – Oil – Any Subject
Regina Bruns – 1st Place – Acrylic – Any Subject
Linley Redden – 2nd Place – Oil – Any Subject
Regina Bruns – 3rd Place – Acrylic – Any Subject
Moonie Patel – High Achievement – Novice – Oil – any Subject
Roger Hicks – Highly Commended – Senior Citizens
Margery Fisher – 3rd Place – Mixed Media
Roger Hicks – 2nd Place – Senior Citizens – any medium
Catherine Wallace – 3rd Place – Oil – Any Subject
Regina Bruns – 2nd Place – Acrylic – Any Subject
Exploring the wonders of the human body. The life drawing sessions were so successful we are going to keep them going all year. Every second month we will be having at least one three hour, fully tutored life session. Everyone has found them really inspiring. One student in particular has commented that she really enjoyed it and realises how much she needed to keep drawing on a daily basis.
Good drawing in the meantime !
Isle of Capri October 2016
A beautiful day out in the sun, meeting other arty people and getting to know the local community
Robina Community Gallery “Artists and Friends”
Recently, we had a great exhibition at the Robina Community Gallery, and we are now planning another day of artwork for Sunday October the 2nd 2016, where there will be numerous artworks for sale – the event is Artyzan Fair and will be on the Isle of Capri opposite the shopping centre – please come and have a chat and pick up something wonderful as well !
Artist In Residence
For the month of January 2016, I was at the Nerang Library, painting away to produce an oil painting.
Many people came up to say ‘hi’ and introduced themselves and to have a chat.
It was a really great experience -I met some fantastic people already interested in art and some who hadn’t been exposed to an artist at work before…. the Library staff were absolutely amazing and supportive. All in all it was a great month!
Encaustic Painting Workshop
A One Day workshop to discover the beauty of encaustic painting – Encaustic painting has been around for centuries, the Ancient Egyptians used wax for their Fayum mummy portraits from around 100 A.D.
The workshops have been absolutely fantastic, with amazing pieces being produced. We were also incorporating image transfer with the wax paintings. This was so successful I am now planning another workshop concentrating totally on the ways that you can transfer an image onto your canvas !