Wednesday, March 21, 2012

John Douglas

A Fairly Useful Map, Also Showing the Limitations of Immortality

I try and observe and experience the inner life of what is about – and to convey this in my art with as few subjective filters as possible. To open all the doors and windows and let the work dictate what it wants to be to some extent, then combine this intuitive process with an application of technical skills and knowledge.

What do colours mean – and does the meaning of one colour change when placed next to another colour? Can the position alone of a mark within a composition contain information? Can the relationships of these marks to each other carry further meanings?

I don’t like to think of this approach as so-called “spiritual” art. I see it as attempting to express reality.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nicole Whittaker

Rainy night

I grew up in melbourne so it was inspired by memories of melbourne during rainy winter nights.

My inspiration comes from studying the beauty of nature around us. The intricate structure of a leaf, wind blowing through an open window or moon reflecting in the water, all creates the gorgeous harmony of our nature. I use mostly oil pastels or digital mediums to create my art.
Throughout my life I have lived all over Australia and have seen many different places before moving to where I currently live in Bundaberg Queensland with my 2 year old son