View magic in nature
Enjoy a real treat when artist Janet Matthews conducts two drawing demonstrations during a “Magic in Nature” exhibition in Yarragon.
Janet, together with Darren Gilbert, are holding the sculpture and drawing exhibition at Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon as part of the Gardivalia Festival.
The exhibition is a celebration of the beauty and drama that plays out in our gardens and natural landscape that often goes unnoticed – the conversation between birds, the busy routines of bees, the fleeting dance of dragonflies, the translucence of flowers, the gnarly formation of Banksia nuts.
In “Magic in Nature”, nature provides the actors and the backdrop, whilst Janet and Darren are the creative directors that bring the production to life.
The two artists live and breathe a passion for the natural world and its glorious inhabitants. They share the motivation and challenge to reveal the magic of nature through their drawings and sculptures.
They take every opportunity to immerse themselves in their surrounds; including drives along country roads, walks through the bush and silently observing birds and creatures in their natural habitat.
As a result, both Darren and Janet feel a strong emotional response to the sights, smells and textures of the environment, a response that plays out in their minds for months, before they begin to make a sketch or start a composition on the drawing board.
“Magic in Nature” opens in Town and Country Gallery at 111 Princes Hwy, Yarragon on Saturday. It will be open daily between 10am to 5pm until Sunday, October 28.
In addition, Janet will generously offer drawing demonstrations from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday as well as Saturday, October 20.
Janet is a highly regarded drawing teacher and her demonstrations are a real treat. She will share her award-winning skills with discussion of materials, composition and the special techniques she has developed over many years as a professional artist.
For further information, call 5634 2229 or visit townandcountrygallery.com.au.
Share the magic when artist Janet Matthews holds drawing demonstrations in Yarragon on Sunday.