featuring a selection from the ‘Jungle Circuit’ watercolour series
13 watercolour on paper 10x15cm raw oak frame with museum glass $300. each
on now at The Elephant Bean Cafe, Katoomba Street Katoomba until early January
The ‘Jungle Circuit’ watercolour suite was inspired by my temperate rainforest wilderness walks below the towering sandstone cliffs of Govett’s Leap and other upper Blue Mountain gorges of Nellies Glen, Bonnie Doon Falls, Fern Bower and Devil’s Hole.
Descending through the dappled sunlit canopy of lush green coachwood and sassafras,
this is a dreamlike landscape of primeval beauty.
The mid-storey a tangle of lawyer vines and king ferns
The forest floor littered with mossy boulders,
rusted leaf litter and cascading mountain streams
create a cool shaded Eden.
Finalist in the Little Things Art Prize Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington
artwork: Jungle Circuit 39 watercolour on paper 10x15cm 2018.
Over 300 submissions were received. This year’s judges Stephen Bird & Damian Moss have chosen a selection of works from 100 artists, which will be exhibited from Wednesday the 29th August through to Sunday the 9th September.
…Winners will be announced on Saturday 8th September at the Award presentation event, join us at 2pm. We are delighted to have Mayor of Woollahra Peter Cavanagh open the event!…Come in a vote for your favourite Little Thing and Win! ✨
Blue Lake 15, 16 jenolan caves series, conte pastel on paper 18x27cm diptych 2015
Judge David Middlebrook’s comments: Meredith Cooper’s delicate work on paper, Blue Lake 13, Jenolan Caves, is a beautifully realised painting, a tonal work that carefully balances detail and colour. It evokes and triggers a memory in the viewer, that will take all of us back to a place and a time, a bush walk, a picnic, time spent with a loved one, good art always evokes memory. Its surface is fascinating. More than this, it has the ability to evoke meditation in both the viewer and the artist. It allows time out in an ever increasingly crazy world.
the Norvill is an Australian Landscape Prize, $15000 will be awarded to First prize.
My entry is ‘Cathedral of Ferns 8’ oil on canvas 120x120cm price $5000.
Opening And prize giving Friday 3rd Oct 6.30pm $15 entry.
Exhibition of finalists at RSL Hall Murrurundi NSW
from 3rd of Oct to 26th Oct weekends only