FERRY Park Gallery Artist of the Month for November is Suzanne Monin.
Suzanne is moved and inspired by the natural world, the colours that it gives us and the shapes it presents. Her work reflect her surroundings whether it is here on the Clarence River, throughout Australia or overseas. She is drawn to trees and plants which are often featured in her work.
"The work I am presenting for this exhibition has been done over the past two years. I have drawn inspiration from my garden, from the Clarence River and the trees lining it, from Far North Queensland and from my imaginings.,” she said.
"The starting point for my work is layers of colour, patterns and texture using acrylic paint. From there my imagination takes over and I then isolate shapes within the background. I enjoy this process with the painting taking its own development.
"I have always had a love of drawing and colour. I began my artistic journey as a child but it was not until I was in my forties that I began art lessons. Since I retirement I have travelled extensively, done many workshops with other artists and have studied at TAFE completing Certificates 1, 2, and 3 in Visual Arts, and Certificate 4 in Fine Arts.
"I draw inspiration form the works of Gustav Klimt, Tang Nee Cheong, Margaret Preston, Emil Nolde, Van Gogh, Del Kathryn Barton, The German Expressionists and printmaker, Shiko Munakata.
"As well as paintings, I will be presenting decorative journals and diaries, greeting cards with photo reproductions of my works and hand painted bookmarks”
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