Mother and daughter exhibit acrylic art
Arts, 33 George Street in Palmerston North, concludes its changing exhibition programme for 2018 with an exhibition of acrylic paintings by mother and daughter Val Jones and Michele Theobald, both of Palmerston North.
Shared Aspirations, an exhibition of over 20 paintings, will open on Friday November 30 at 5pm-7pm with a reception for the artists at Taylor-Jensen Fine
Arts. The exhibition features interpretations by the artists of the unique New Zealand landscape, each in their own style and choice of subject matter.
The public is invited to view the exhibition and meet the artists. Shared Aspirations will run through December 24.
“Painting, pottery, sculpture, singing, sewing, craft,” said Val Jones, “This was the family environment I have grown in. This has been the fire in my belly, my love for all things art – a shared passion.”
“Painting is my aspiration…acrylic is my medium of choice. Acrylic offers me the opportunity to paint bright and bold, a chance to express myself in a colourful way. I am inspired by the beauty and mystery of the natural surroundings in Aotearoa. I take photographs for compositions and sketches to explore shadow and light. These creative visions then spring to life on canvas in vibrant colours.”
Val’s daughter Michele agrees.
“My passion is to paint. My aspiration is to express the feeling and moods of the unique New Zealand landscape. I continue to explore many styles and mediums as I create my art. Recently though, it is the vibrant acrylics which allow me to apply the quick strokes of the brush to capture movement on canvas.
“Creativity has been highlighted in all my work positions. I have used graphic art for developing logos and print advertising. As a teacher aide I have encouraged children, including my own two young boys, to observe and think about the world in creative ways.
“I have undertaken formal and informal art training to further develop my innate artistic ability. Photography inspires me to use my ‘captured compositions’ in original ways and keeps me mindful of how much light plays a part in my art. Fourteen years as a florist inspired my love for harmonious and complementary colours and to seek the unique expression in my painting. My aspiration as an artist is to continue to learn, to observe with a creative eye and mind and to paint with passion.”
Seagulls by Val Jones.
Cloaked in Mystery by Michele Theobald.