Natural Abstractions: Further Exhibition Update

My solo exhibition Natural Abstractions continues at Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW, Australia until Wednesday 14 February 2018. The gallery is open from 10am-4pm daily. I live 20 minutes away so I have been popping in and out regularly. I enjoy talking with viewers (or just eavesdropping!) and often I bump into friends which makes me smile.

Natural Abstractions Exhibition Brenda Gael Smith

Photo by Cathy Jack Coupland – thank you!

Artist talk: Driven to Abstraction

THANK YOU! to everyone who joined me for my artist talk Driven to Abstraction. I was touched that people travelled such long distances to hear about my inspiration and design process. Because I was close to home, I could bring lots of extra pieces with me to illustrate my creative development including my very first quilt from the summer of 1984/1985.  Thank you to Rachaeldaisy for sending me these snapshots:

Driven to Abstraction Artist Talk Driven to Abstraction Artist Talk Driven to Abstraction Artist Talk Driven to Abstraction Artist TalkMy talk was followed by morning tea with my special gum-blossom-themed iced lime shortbread (thanks to Ruth for the recipe):

And thank you to @extratextureartists5 for this photo:

Copa Abstractions Sales Report

The Copa Abstractions textile sketches are proving to be very popular. Each time I visit the gallery, there are more red dots 🔴 Eight sketches are still available: Shoal, Jacaranda, Angophora, Tumbleweed 1 and 2, Blue Groper, Coastal Banksias and Rockpool. Contact Gosford Regional Gallery if you would like to make a purchase:

To coincide with my exhibition, I am holding a sale in my online shop that includes these 12x12in works mounted on stretched canvas:Viewers are also enjoying the 28 page Copa Abstractions catalogue. You can order this directly from me at a discounted price of A$18 plus postage using the Catalogue & Cards order form:

Other Exhibitions

The following blockbuster exhibitions close on Sunday 4 February:

I especially enjoyed viewing these exhibitions for palette inspiration. I associate Brett Whiteley with those distinctive Sydney Harbour blues but this exhibition included images of Paris in the rain and at dusk with moody neutrals and expansive skies. And I spent a lot of time looking at Drysdale’s Boy with a Lizard before coming home to make a composition in similar hues:

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