Just in time
an exhibition by 5 Local Clare Valley Artists
Meg Mader, Lou White, Jan Lee, Kay Williams and Liz Heath
The Art Gallery at Pikes are very fortunate to have these five artists grace our walls for this next exhibition. Opening date is the 3rd March and will run for the duration of 2 months.
This region needs Galleries to inspire local artists to continue with their creativity and we are happy to be the conduit.
Introducing the artists…………
The 5 pictures on exhibition from artist, Jan Lee, are of birds – mainly birds of prey, but others, birds commonly seen in the Clare Valley. Jan has recently taken up painting again after a brief stint at watercolours in the early 90’s. She was initially inspired by a book on raptors and the birds of prey that are regularly seen around the countryside near Jan’s house. With support and encouragement from a local art group, Jan has used watercolours, inks and gouache to establish her style.
On moving to Clare I was inspired by all the beauty surrounding me which started me off painting.
I have had one exhibition at Mt Surmon and sold many pastel painting sand have won 3 or 4 People choice awards
Growing up in galleries and around artists meant that Meg and her family were always drawing, painting and creating. Her father started her on her journey at a young age and she has managed to absorb important tips from other artists she has encountered over the years.
She has delved into a range of subjects and mediums but now mainly focuses on acrylic ink, watercolour and pen. Her style is colourful with the focus on birds, animals their eyes and personalities. Meg likes to think that her enjoyment for painting comes through in the strokes of the artworks along with her own quirky personality and sense of humour.
Meg’s work has been displayed throughout the Clare Valley and Adelaide in galleries, the cellar doors of wineries and local gourmet shops and cafes.
She currently lives in the Clare Valley with her husband and two young children on a property in Spring Gully.
Lou White is a Clare Valley based artist, whose artwork predominantly focuses on semi-abstract portraiture and floral life, utilising mixed media to portray a richly diverse subject matter, in a variety of styles, to create an interesting and varied body of work, seeking to evoke emotions and memories in the viewer.
A self-taught artist, she was recently awarded the ‘Overall Winner’ for the 2016 Clare Valley Portrait Prize, and has participated in several group exhbitions. Her work can be found in many private collections.
I have always been interested in art but have just begun to try my own hand. I love the vibrancy of colour from acrylic and the boundlessness of canvas. My pieces at the moment are exploratory.
check out some of the pieces below , and hover the mouse over the image to find out more information