Watercolour artists and photographers drew inspiration from a trip to France to hold an exhibition at Ellis House in Bayswater.
FROM France to Bayswater, a group of watercolour artists and photographers will showcase impressions of their travels through French laneways and studios at an exhibition this month.
In September 2017, 12 artists and photographers visited places where the impressionist movement began – including Fontainebleau, Montmartre and Giverny in France.
The movement started in the 19th century and involved canvases depicting quiet landscapes through small brush strokes and open composition.
Watercolour artists Sue Hibbert, of Mt Lawley, and Gerri Box, of North Perth, are part of the group, which will hold the French Impressions art and photography exhibition at Ellis House in Bayswater from November 8 to 25.
A cocktail opening night event will be held on November 9 from 6pm to 9pm, with tickets $10 and including French finger food.
“We are going to be displaying our visual diaries from our trip and we have got the artist in residence room available to us, so over the three weeks that the exhibition is on, we will be taking turns being there,” Hibbert said.
“We will have two rooms of watercolour paintings and we will have one room of photographs.”
Box said laneways were an “artist’s delight”.
“When you travel, you still have your camera with you but when you are at a place looking from a point of view to get a painting out of it, you experience it differently,” she said.