A sense of place; a sense of space- Australian landscape paintings


I’ve just spent a lovely afternoon at the Louis Joel centre viewing the works displayed in ‘A sense of place; a sense of space’ – Australian landscape paintings by Dovey Dee. Dovey is an American artist who lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

I’ve attended a fair few exhibitions at the Joel over the last year, it’s my new local community artspace and I must say that Dovey’s exhibition has been my favourite to date. The exhibition was curated really professionally, with enough space to breathe between works. Along each long wall are framed field drawings created with oil pastel – these little studies create movement and texture and help engage the viewer in a story about the rugged and ever-changing terrain they now find themselves in. The 3 centrepieces are large and finished with bold colours. Their line on the far wall sets a mood that is quintessentially Australian. It’s a tale of land meets sea, dry to wet, honey tones illuminated by blue-white and the crackling earth and trees encompassing it all.

The exhibition will be on until Thursday 19th July, for those in the Altona area.


Group Exhibition Update- 2015 exhibition and new artworks


Hatch opening night with Hirani and Maho

Photo by Nick Jackson

Thank you for all who came and made Hatch go off without a hitch! I am stoked to say that I sold 3 of my 4 exhibition works and have another 2 commissions in the pipeline.

If you are interested in my Pardalote- It is still available. Please contact me through my wordpress. I am happy to sell it framed or unframed.

The opening night of Hatch was such a blast with approximately 120 people who came to see our works. I can not wait to get back in the studio to produce my latest commissions and to start on the extension of my Flora/Fauna series; with a focus on invertebrates and reptiles.

Biggest thank you to my friends and family who supported me through my ‘Hatch’ journey and a special thank you to my biggest supporter, my lovely one Timothy Jackson.

P.S BAC is back next year!! We will all have a break until January and start our 2015 group exhibition journey in the new year.

Photos taken by Mark Barnett and used with permission