24 Jun 2021 to 4 Jul 2021 Once Only Event
En plein air painting captures the everchanging mood and atmospheric conditions to paint what is seen directly onto canvas. It is living in the present moment. It can involve idyllic conditions where life literally stands still as the artist immerses in the scene. But weather and global pandemics can have other agendas. An award-winning Brisbane artist, Barbara Vivash takes us on her journey through landscapes and life events in a mesmerizing exhibition to be showcased at Redcliffe, Queensland during June and July 2021.
Barbara’s pandemic-enforced retirement resulted in embracing the idea of the Grey Nomad and resuming a career in acrylic easel painting. Hence with ‘Blue Sky’ [ the name of their caravan] in tow, Barbara and her partner embarked on journeys to Cania Gorge, and Waterfall Way on an image hunt.
Although Ms Vivash relishes the spontaneity of plein-air, environmental conditions are often prohibitive – pelting rain or excessive heat (35 degrees in the shade). Consequently, if impossible to sit for hours in situ, she takes photos and spongelike, absorb the colours and the interlocking forms of the scene.
Barbara’s work reflects a love of light on water – a form that can be both revealingly crystal clear or deep and luscious with elusive shadows and unpredictable movement. Her canvas work demonstrates her joie de vivre.
Once Only Event
24 Jun 2021 to 4 Jul 2021