The Landsborough Art Studio's 6th Annual Painting Retreat was held on the magnificent Norfolk Island bringing together artists from both the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and regional areas for 7 days painting en plein air in the many picturesque locations around the island.
Our merry party of 13 flew out of Brisbane airport on a Air New Zealand flight destination the South Pacific Island of Norfolk.
A little over 2 1/2 hours and we have landed in paradise for the next 7 days of creativity, sight-seeing, fun and comradeship painting in exciting locations. Home for the next 7 days was the South Pacific Resort and staff ensured that our stay was faultless and bent over backwards to ensure all went to plan.
The island laid on beautiful weather with scenic vistas leaving the most fastidious painter in awe of the islands beauty.
Nine painting sessions ensured everyone came home with a great portfolio of paintings, drawings and sketches in pastels, watercolours and graphite.
The perfect combination of painting sessions, guided tours, happy hour , pre-arranged dinners and retail therapy ensured everyone was well looked after whilst working hard at their art.
Students experienced one on one assistance as well as group demonstrations on a variety of subjects on a daily basis ensuring a great learning environment. Students were then free to interpret their chosen scene in the medium of their choice.
Time to leave came all too soon but plans are already afoot for the 7th Annual Painting Retreat in 2020.
If you are interested in joining us in 2020 just let me know so I can ensure information can reach you.
There is no better way to share your artistic talent with others!
Today is delivery & hanging day for paintings which will be displayed in the Mathew Flinders Gallery 191 Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island in the upcoming "Collaborations" Exhibition. The Exhibition begins on 17th September and runs until 6th October. The official opening is being held on Saturday 21st September at 2.00pm and I have the great privilege of opening the exhibition on behalf of the Hinterland Artists.
There will not only be paintings but also photography, clay, glass and other pieces of fine art. Be sure to come along and have a look and perhaps make a purchase, I would love to see you there.
CONGRATULATIONS...You have reached my new web site which includes a blog page. I am keen for you to have a look around and let me know if you have any questions or would like to see something I have not included. Here I will be including tips and techniques as well as what is on in the studio. Stay tuned............