Rosalie Gallery Hosting Emerging Artist Exhibition – A Single Step

Rosalie Gallery Mocatta Street, Goombungee is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “A Single Step” by emerging artists Lyn Johnston, Sandra Willis & Lester Zirbel. “A single step marks the beginning of every journey.” This exhibition is the first step in what the artists hope will be a long artistic adventure of joy and discovery.

The exhibition is a collaboration of realistic work in a diverse range of genres, using charcoal, graphite and soft pastel, whilst beautiful timber begs to be touched.

Lyn commenced drawing in 2011. Since then she has not looked much past graphite and charcoal due to their simplicity and their method of application in order to create different textures. . “If I can get close to capturing the likeness of my subject, then I am satisfied,” said Lyn. “ I am trying to draw what I can see, a highlight here and shadows there.”
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Lester first started making things from wood in 1975.  In those days it was from necessity, rather than a desire to create something beautiful. “I had some split Silky Oak slabs from the walls of a pioneer house built circa 1900 from which I made various useful items for our home,” Lester said. “Now in retirement he converts the raw materials into something beautiful as well as useful – Boxes. “ Matching the varieties of timbers together to get that “Wow” feeling when you see the finished article is a challenge that I feel I will always be searching for,” said Lester. “However it sure feels good when it is achieved .”
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Sandra Willis
commenced painting in 2010. Whilst looking for art resources for her children, she discovered the online community “Thinkdraw” which changed her life. As she discovered the joy of drawing, she found she was seeing everything through new eyes. She has painted portraits of children, adults, pets and wildlife, working in pastels, charcoal and graphite. “I continue to be deeply moved by the emotional responses with which my portraits are received,” said Sandra. “It is a joy to capture the essence of my subjects personalities, and to know that the resulting paintings will be treasured.”
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Mrs Edna Russell officially opened the exhibition on Friday 22nd February at 7.30 p.m. The exhibition will continue until 24th March. Phone the gallery on 4696 500 for further information.

Submitted by:
Jenny Gersekowski

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