WooHoo!

Artwork by Liz, Artwork Finished, Exhibition, MELD, Uncategorized
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 13 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 13 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Not one, Not two, but three Jolly Gerbera Series drawings were sold recently by the Artisan Store of Fremantle. I’ve been on a high ever since 🙂

There are still some drawings available for purchase. Numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 are still for sale. I’ve just updated my Artwork Images to show all 18 of the Jolly Gerbera Series so you may like to check them out. They are for sale through the Artisan Store of Fremantle which specialises in high quality hand made art, jewellery and craft.

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 07 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 07 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 04 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 04 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Work for Sale at The Artisan Store Fremantle

Artwork by Liz, Artwork Finished, Exhibition, MELD, Uncategorized
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 01 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 01 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014

I’m EXCITED to have my work for sale in The Artisan Store Fremantle.

I have a glass cube and a glass shelf quite close to the window. Currently in the cube I have several hair barrettes and a bracelet made using Japanese seed beads. Also in the cube are 2 ceremonial bowls (made by recycling tea bags).

On the glass shelf I have a small easel with Jolly Gerbera #1 (of a series of 18 unique drawings) waiting for a new home. These are all framed by a professional framer here in Ellenbrook with a 20mm plain white frame so are ready to hang (ideal Christmas present for someone special). There is only room on the shelf for one at a time so if you see another one that you would like please contact The Artisan Store Fremantle. Once the one on display is sold they will put another one on the shelf. There are not many left now.

About the Jolly Gerbera Series

The Jolly Gerbera series was part of our MELD exhibition in 2014 and was very popular. My artist statement for the series was:

Gerberas. Jolly Gerberas. Their “essence” is vibrant, colourful, happy. Each one is a miniature natural mandala for meditation and contemplation with the power to transform my mood. These drawings attempt to preserve the “essence of Gerbera”. Pen drawing using archival pigmented ink on 185gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper. Coloured with archival pigmented acrylic inks. Sakura Pigma Micron black pen. Schmincke Aero colour Professional Finest Acrylic Ink and Art Spectrum Artists’ Pigmented Ink. Drawings were begun in March 2014 and series completed in July 2014. Each drawing 18cm square (30cm w x 30cm h including frame).

Keywords: flower, bright, circle, mandala, symmetry, gerbera, daisy, abstract, modern

The Making of an Exhibition

Artwork by Liz, Artwork Finished, Exhibition, MELD, Uncategorized
Detail of a Jolly Gerbera drawing displayed at the Hidden Revealed Transformed (October 2014) Exhibition

Detail of a Jolly Gerbera drawing displayed at the Hidden Revealed Transformed (October 2014) Exhibition

Tonight at 7pm the members of MELD (myself, Margaret Ford, Louise Wells and Julie Devereux) will be giving a powerpoint presentation with informal discussion at WAFTA. We’ll talk about how the group formed, how we came to the decision to hold a group exhibition and how we went about making it happen. We learnt a lot, and had some fun along the way of course. The Hidden Revealed Transformed exhibition was a very positive experience for us and If you’ve ever thought about holding an exhibition with friends we might just persuade you that you can do it too! We will be displaying some work from the exhibition so it will be a chance to see those up close if you missed our exhibition and chat to us about those as well. The venue is Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora (Perth, Western Australia). Visitors are welcome – there is a door fee. We hope to see you there.

Hidden Revealed Transformed

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Hidden Revealed Transformed Invitation both pages combinedIt’s TONIGHT! The opening that is. The 4 of us (Margaret, Liz, Louise and Julie) have been working for the past year on works to display at this exhibition. We spent the past couple of days setting it up and we’re really pleased with how it looks. We had invited Jan Mullen (our opening speaker) to view the works during the latter stages of set up so that she could see how the works related to each other and to give her the maximum time to compose her speech. Jan called in yesterday afternoon to look at the works and gave us a big “thumbs up” – commenting that we had created a cohesive show. We were pretty chuffed to hear that so now we’re looking forward to hearing what else she has to say at the opening. Louise has posted some photos of us all working hard during set up on the MELD blog.

Hidden Revealed Transformed

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Detail of a Jolly Gerbera drawing exhibited at Hidden Revealed Transformed (October 2014)

Detail of a Jolly Gerbera drawing exhibited at Hidden Revealed Transformed (October 2014)

Hidden Revealed Transformed is the title of the MELD group exhibition to be held 17 October to 1 November 2014 at the Showcase Gallery on the corner of Aberdeen and Beaufort Streets, Perth, Western Australia. We’ve been working hard to make this exhibition happen for the past year and now it’s approaching fast. We all attempted to finish work ready for photography six weeks prior to the opening in order to give ourselves plenty of time to review the resulting images and create the invitations and catalogue.