Alice Tilley is an artist working from her studio on the edge of South Australia’s Barossa Valley drawing inspiration from her rural surroundings and the domestic experiences of everyday life. Alice produces predominately still life and landscape oil on canvas paintings. "My still life and landscape oil paintings are a quiet reflection of the essence and beauty of a moment or place. In response to our fast paced and demanding world my art reflects my attempt to embrace a ‘slow’ lifestyle and appreciate the simple, yet good things in life. Through these values I hope that my paintings bring comfort and joy to viewers, forging a meaningful, genuine and timeless connection."
Alicia is a Melbourne artist working out of her studio in a 100 year old home on top of a mountain in Olinda Victoria, Australia.
Completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology (Monash University 1985) majoring in Printmaking and Painting with a Graduate Diploma in Art Education at Victoria College Burwood (1987). She now specialises in still life working with oils on stretched canvas.
Alicia spent many years working in the antiques and vintage industry for interior design with her own business before moving to painting full time. Now she enjoys incorporating this knowledge into her artworks - an amalgamation of natural forms against and with vintage design elements. Her works vary from bright and bold designs to softer pastels with strong lines and layerings of glaze with an eye for detail.
She has exhibited and sold her work throughout Australia and overseas and is represented by several galleries in Australia.
Alicia's studio is surrounded by 100 year old gardens and the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens just a step away along with national parks and public gardens. From this she draws inspiration in both colour and form for her artworks. Seasonal changes are brought to the fullest where she lives so there is always much to choose from.View collection
Amanda Ogilby is an emerging artist who works primarily in oils. She grew up influenced by the pastel and charcoal drawings of her artistic father. Amanda now paints fulltime in her home studio overlooking the bush, in Margaret River, Western Australia.
A representational painter, Amanda delights in the texture of oil paint and her ability to manipulate layers of colour in her art. She relishes this medium's qualities, slowly building up tone and form of the objects in her compositions. Through close observation, Amanda focuses on light, reflection and shadow and how they intermingle with objects and botanical influences.
Amanda's art is in response to her immediate surroundings and home. She seeks and finds inspiration from personal treasures, objects old and new each with stories and reminders of precious memories, the final composition often depicted with floral elements which strive to depict a sense of serenity and peace.
Angela lives rurally running a 4000-acre grazing property near Yetman NSW as well as her and her husband’s camping business on the river. She can often be found working on her verandah, surrounded by pets, birds and her beautiful garden and, within this space, she likes to just go with the flow and is never quite sure what is going to turn up! Her love of working with clay began around 10 years ago after completing a sculpting class, before studying art at TAFE and participating in many clay workshops to discover her own unique style. The techniques used to create her beautiful works include slab, coiling and wheel throwing and her style has a relaxed, rustic and organic feel with a rewarding focus on both functionality and beauty. Angela often works intuitively with the clay, not always having an outcome in mind but letting the clay piece evolve to take on its own form. “There is no better feeling than to take a lump of clay and through many processes, turn it into something functional and beautiful.” It is this unique style that has enabled Angela to have her works exhibited in Goondiwindi, Texas, Inverell, Moree, Taroom, and a number of local galleries and shops across Australia.
Angela HawkeyView collection
I love to create colourful happiness! I live in Geelong in Victoria with my gorgeous little family and if you run into me in the street I often have an armful of flowers and a coffee in the other hand!
My artwork is inspired by colour and beautiful blooms and foliage. I absolutely love the way flowers grow and evolve and to capture that is always a challenge but very inspirational. Colour creates such happiness for me so I try to include lots of colour either bright or pastel so hopefully they also brighten up someones else’s life also.
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A small range of work incorporates glazing, though the clay body is still the main focus and the glaze acts as an augmentation.
A bold approach to painting makes my work distinctive. Abstract or impressionistic backgrounds applied with a palette knife are combined with realistic subjects detailed in textured brushstrokes.
My work captures everyday moments in time. Typically, a figure turned away from the viewer in a candid pose. The viewer is invited to complete the story...to fill in the blanks about time, place, thoughts and emotion.
I believe the intelligence of a painting is in the lost and found edges. The interest lies within the range of values and textures, the drama of abstraction vs realism...and the magic is in the movement created by a confident stroke of the brush or palette knife.
I have been painting, illustrating, and cartooning for most of my life but got serious about it in 2008 when I left my job in the offset printing industry to focus solely on my art. I would describe my acrylic paintings as mostly realism, but with the occasional visit into surrealism. The subject matter which interests me are the buildings and landscapes in our everyday lives we give little notice to. I used to think I had to drive out to somewhere like Broken Hill to find landscapes worthy of putting onto a canvas, but now I know I can find enough beauty and strangeness by driving as far as Box Hill.
After finishing with Scoresby High School, I started an art course but learnt a lot more by watching my dad who worked as a technical illustrator. I was always impressed by the level of detail he included in his drawings and loved seeing him set up his easel (which I now use) to paint. I am self- taught but see every new painting as another lesson. My paintings have found homes through galleries, cafes, art shows and two solo exhibitions.