September 2019

Hi again art lovers

Well it has been a busy and exciting couple of months since I last posted a newsletter. The EQUUS Exhibition at Frances Keevil Gallery in Double Bay in Sydney was a wonderful event and I had the great pleasure of spending time with Frances and Lynn who do an amazing job of running this beautiful gallery.

I shared the exhibition with five other artists of extraordinary talent and whose works were diverse and interesting, you can find them on Instagram here…
@dianawatson70
@tbelobrajdic
@traceyestevesart
@bahmankermany
@michaelsimmsart

Through that exhibition some of my own favourite drawings were sold including ‘The Cowboy Way’ ‘Jump Time’ and 'Appaloosa 1’.

If you are keen to purchase more of my equestrian work the gallery still has ‘POLO’ and ‘Jump Start’ as well as a still life from my ‘Name Your Poison’ series entitled ‘My Cup Of Tea.’ (Pictured above)

To enquire on these call Frances Keevil Gallery on 02 93272475.

L O C A L   A C C O L A D E S
Locally my large charcoal drawing ‘Sunday’ was selected as a finalist in the inaugural DU RIETZ ART AWARD at the Gympie Regional Gallery and won the
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the Peoples Choice Awards are in my view the highest honour in art awards.
 

 
On the International scene Hyperrealism Magazine and Copro Gallery in Santa Monica held the ‘Towards New Ways’ realist exhibition in July.

I was honoured to be invited to hang two pieces which were ‘Lunch’  and ‘Halflight’ which was one of my night series from some time ago.

It was a spectacular show and my work was surrounded by some of the finest realist art I have ever seen. The Copro Gallery has specialised in showcasing Pop Surrealism for the last 15 years and their venture into hyperrealism was a first for them so I’m hoping it continues to be a regular genre and that they keep me on as one of their artists.

I’m currently in discussion with gallery manager Gary Pressman who has been both professional and so easy to work with. Hopefully some good news in that regard in the next newsletter.
The Noosa Open Studios Trail ran for two consecutive three day weekends in August and I had a small display at Studio 44 in Cooroy.

The trail had over 70 artists in their studios as well as some galleries open for the event and it attracted thousands of people from Australia and abroad who not only saw artists and their art but also the coastal and rural countryside in the Noosa region.

Over 180 art lovers came to my little exhibition and ‘Noosa River’ and ‘The Letter’ went home with two of them.
I was also pleased to sell a print of ‘The Crossing’ to Amanda Woods who is an exceptionally talented Graphic Designer who put together this years Noosa Open Studios catalogue booklet and drove up from Brisbane to experience the art trail.
That’s it for now, I’m off to the studio to work on my new charcoal drawing.

Until Next Time,

Lew