Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from ev­ery­thing for art

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE - Scott Tib­balls

AFTER show­ing artis­tic tal­ent through draw­ings and rough sketches over the years, all it took was a gen­tle nudge from her fam­ily for local woman Glenda Gor­don to dive into art.

“It was some­thing I wanted to pur­sue since I was in pri­mary school,” she said.

“I draw in­spi­ra­tion from ev­ery­thing around me – colours, pat­terns and na­ture.”

Not just a painter but a pho­tog­ra­pher too, Glenda takes pho­tos of flow­ers and land­scapes before us­ing those im­ages as a start­ing point for her next work.

One of her pieces, a botan­i­cal art­work won cham­pion art­work at the Moss­man Show re­cently – which is not an easy feat.

“Botan­i­cal im­ages are very pre­cise.”

While Glenda is skilled in photography, acrylics and wa­ter­colours she says she is work­ing hard to im­prove her wa­ter­colour pieces.

For any work re­gard­less of whether it be a botan­i­cal piece of a land­scape, Glenda says the hard­est part is de­cid­ing what to do next.

“But my favourite part is see­ing all the colours come to­gether.”

With years of paint­ing be­hind her, Glenda could fill the Dou­glas Arts Base Gallery with her work.

For now, she is the in­au­gu­ral fea­ture wall artist of the month – a new se­ries of dif­fer­ent local artists show­cas­ing their work.

Her work is on show at the DAB in Moss­man.

Pic­ture: SCOTT TIB­BALLS

Glenda Gor­don kicks off the in­au­gu­ral artist of the month fea­ture wall at Dou­glas Arts Base

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