Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bundeena Art Trail

Over the last decade the beautiful beachside village of Bundeena has gathered a sizeable artist colony, and on the first sunday of each month it holds an art trail. Studios are opened and the public can wander in and chat to the artists whilst viewing their work.

Earlier this month took a trip through the Royal National Park to Bundeena and spent the day following the art trail. I enjoyed the diverse range of artists & styles. In addition to representational & abstract painters there are sculptors, printmakers, etc. One is made to feel very welcome and the artists were very free with their time to answer visitors questions.
I particularly enjoyed the work of & chat with Doris Kaminski and Robert Wilson and then off to the studio of the noted portrait & figure painter Jia Wei Shen who was away in China. The scale of some of the works in progress are amazing and the study of the portrait he is doing of ex PM John Howard was on the easel. He would be a very interesting chap to talk to, but that will have to wait until next time.

As the sun was going down it turned on a bit of a light show, my friend Barbara & I couldn't resist spending some time on the beach capturing the dusky scene. As the sun went down the wind came up and it suddenly became very cold, so it was time to adjourn to the RSL club for a warming scotch before a moonlit walk to the beach at Jibbon.

Bundeena from Gunyah Beach at Dusk
Acrylic on Paper 7 x 5 inches (18 x 12cm)

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