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I came to art quite late. I do remember my high school art teacher - Mr Jane was his name - saying 'Noela, step away from the easel'. My academic learning took me away from the art room.Still, the time came when my creativity needed an outlet and I began with needle and thread creating clothing and patchwork with, in retrospect, some quite impressive results. When I was somewhere over the rainbow (40) and the single mother of three boisterous boys, I took a 6 week course in watercolour. I had always admired the seeming simplicity - ha! I was fine during instructed lessons. At home and letting my imagination loose, I managed to create many a muddy mess. This led me to pastels .... and I loved and worked with them for many years.Of course, life, career and moves happen and I didn't touch anything for years. Then I found oils ... maybe oils found me. My art, therefore, has developed organically through my life, as have I. I love working with oils. I am now embracing watercolour again and enjoying them so very much. I think everything I have learned along my journey is helping me be more patient with watercolour. I interpret what I see rather than paint what I see. I love that each painting I finish has it's own character and has taught me something.I am certainly an artist in the making and I truly hope that never, ever changes.

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Education

Lots of academic accreditations but none in art. What a shame.I am highly qualified in The School of Life.

Exhibitions

I have been accepted as one of four artists to ‘reside’ at the Contemporary Art Space Mandurah (CASM) for all of January 2018. Working and exhibiting in the gallery with the public coming and going. A very interesting and exciting challenge.
December 2017 Home Studio Exhibition.
May 2018 Rockingham Art Prize exhibitor. I’ll let you know if I’m a winner 😊 (not a chicken dinner winner 🙃)
June and July 2018 - Guest Artist at the Vivid Art Gallery Collective in Mandurah Western Australia.

Influences

My subject matter comes from the world around me – the things that give me pleasure … the ocean and the bush primarily. I would describe my work as an abstracted version of what I see, rather than a geographical description of what is there. Maybe I am an Abstract Representational Artist?

41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
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31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
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$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
31.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$250
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Drawings
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