Two multi media Queensland artists, Gayle Reichelt and Bronwyn Doherty are having an exhibition "Just Below the Surface" in the Royal Queensland Art Society (Brisbane Branch) Gallery, at Petrie Terrace Gallery, 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000 from 13th to 25th October 2015. Their works will include the ancient 2000 year old medium of Encaustic (hot beeswax) and resin.
Gayle’s work explores her passion for colour and texture. Her artwork has evolved from an early focus on realism, through surrealism, to exploring the abstract inspired by nature. A recurring theme since 1996 has been of reviewing the fate of abandoned human manufactured objects in the natural environment. Gayle’s latest development has been ancient 2000 year old technology of encaustic - (hot beeswax and damar resin), giving her work a new look with an ancient medium.
Gayle also has an upcoming exhibition at the Gold Coast City Gallery from 6 February – 27 March 2016. Inspired by weathered shipwrecks, The Last Fleet thematically reviews their fate when abandoned in the natural environment. The work is heavily textured and focuses on the history of the inevitable treatment by elements of weather and time, portraying evidence of erosion, mould and decay, as well as damage inflicted by mankind.
Gayle was fascinated with art from a very early age, and began painting in 1979 whilst living in Deniliquin, NSW. She obtained a BA Honours Degree in 1996 through La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, and moved to Queensland in 2000. Gayle has had success in many solo and group exhibitions for the past 36 years.
There will be a demonstration by Gayle on Encaustic on Saturday 16th October 2015 from 2pm - 3.30pm upstairs in the gallery.
Bronwyn has a multi faceted art practice, primarily a focus in painting but in recent years, she has developed an attraction to resin, which has translated into jewellery and lamps. Through different mediums, there is a shared focus, the interplay of surface pattern, colour and light. Bronwyn’s painting style is in essence a combination of abstract pattern and texture that captures the feel of the landscape with cameos of realistic imagery.
Bronwyn is a Brisbane based artist originally from Sydney, where she trained as an Art Teacher and has been teaching and practicing art for the past 38 years. She feels that she is fortunate to work in an area which is also her passion. One important milestone was being selected and hung in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize in 1985.
Gayle and Bronwyn’s works would be of interest to other artists wanting to learn new approaches using Encaustic and Resin as well as members of the public interested in unusual forms of art created from natural materials.
Exhibited pieces will include Encaustic, Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal paintings and drawings, hand made cast resin jewellery, and hand made resin lamps.
Check out Gayle’s website to see her artwork on http://www.gaylereicheltart.com/
Bronwyn’s work can be found on http://www.bronwyndohertyart.com/
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