New England to the Flinders

We open the Glen Innes Art Gallery in 2014 with a very special solo exhibition

Colleen Gardener

New England to the Flinders

5pm Saturday 22nd February

Glen Innes Art Gallery, 72 Grey St, Glen Innes

all welcome, light refreshments served.

Colleen spent almost 30 years as a ceramicist in Western Australia exhibiting widely and regularly, as well as exporting.   Her work is in private and public collections worldwide.

In 2003 she took up painting seriously, describing the shift from ceramics to painting as “similar, in the fact that the design elements were the same and the dressing of the canvas, like the decorating of the surface of the pot “.   A self-taught painter, in a short period of time, Colleen has won many prizes, along with the prestigious emerging new artist award, sponsored by Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth Qld, in her second year of painting.

Colleen works in oils and acrylics and has always been attracted to the Impressionists.   A recent six week painting trip to the Flinders, left a lasting impression on her and this latest body of work in New England to the Flinders demonstrates a shift away from her usual still life to landscapes, capturing the areas of the New England around Shannonvale and the Mann River, to the Flinders Ranges, tracing some of the trails painted by Sir Hans Heysen, the works are for sale and are very reasonably priced.

We hope you will join us for this first exhibition for the year.

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