Location: Cato Gallery
Drinks with the Artist, Saturday 13 May & Sunday 14 May, 1pm-4pm.
'I have always had a love of the watercolour medium. After several classes and workshops with some of Melbourne’s great watercolourists during the ‘80s I learnt the basics. Then I went it alone.
My imagination is stimulated by observations of the environment and also by the exciting unpredictable nature of the watercolour medium.
Figures, street scenes, seascapes, landscapes, trees studies and flowers are the starting points for many of my working sketches.
Painting to me is a very intuitive process and the final results are often very different from my initial ideas.
I generally use large brushes to paint. The paper is usually damp allowing the washes of juicy watercolour to flow on the surface. Tipping and tilting the paper plus using a fine spray bottle (water) assists the pigment flow and the merging of colours. Apart from brushes I also use watercolour pencils, watercolour crayons, marker pens, inks, palette knives, cardboard and sticks to create my marks.
My style is continually changing and developing.
Over the last forty years, an accumulated knowledge of techniques, experiments, play and emotion have fused together to create these works.'
Banner Image: 'Afterglow', Watercolour by Fay Palmer
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.