A morning tea to open the new exhibition ‘Through Different Eyes’ was held on Tuesday September 12 at the Grenfell Art Gallery.
Many members of the community including gallery volunteers and Councillors attended the opening where the artists both spoke about their works.
Both artists are self taught and currently have on display a variety of impressive pieces showcasing their outstanding talent.
Ann and Louise met seven years ago and discovered a common interest in depicting the living world through their art. Both share a love of figurative work.
The works Louise creates are boldly creative, whereby the undertaking itself takes over and leads her to the creation of interesting, modern and innovative works.
Louise Adams: “My works are predominately drawings and sculptures. Having an affinity with animals and nature, I draw heavily from both for my inspiration/subject matter. I strive to convey the tactile nature of fur and love to infuse ‘soul’ into my animal drawings. I enjoy experimenting with graphite and try to achieve different effects using techniques I have developed. My aim is to give the animals I draw character and my drawings a three-dimensional appearance. I started sculpting in 2012. Working mainly with soapstone and serpentine.”
Ann Gilbert: “The concept behind my proposed works is that of “life”. The challenge for me in painting and drawing is to produce an accurate depiction of life in all its myriad forms and appear alive. This is seen in the form, musculature, facial expression and especially the eyes. For me personally the failure to depict life in my paintings of people and other living creatures is a failed artwork.”
The exhibition will be on display until October 22.
The Grenfell Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.