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Diana Bolton “My Front Door”
April 28 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm UTC+10
One event on May 25, 2022 at 10:00 am
“My Front Door”
The official opening invitation is extended for Friday 29th April 5.30pm – 7.00pm at the gallery.
Inspiration for the exhibition is the world around me. It started with a still life painting of self-set zinnias from my garden. A second painting was planned to be a still life featuring a blood swamp gum that had an abundance of flowers. The birds had a different idea and dined on the flower heads, especially the lorikeets. One of the lorikeets became the first watercolour painting with many other birds to follow as I changed tack.
During the last flood, I started painting the wetland birds that inhabited our place; ducks, herons, rails, coots and swans, spoonbills, magpie geese and many more that had migrated to the water.
This started my journey of painting birds. – A never-ending resource for painting.
ABOUT DIANA BOLTON
Diana was born in the South Burnett, and after some years working in Brisbane returned home. Renewing and pursuing her love of painting.
Diana studied the art of botanical drawing and painting in Toowoomba with Gillian Scott who introduced her to working from life and the technique for using quality paper in the correct way for a high-quality finish. A wild life on line course with Leonie Norton, she also studied with Joh Lemon at Julian Ashton School, and Paul Marcocsy, who introduced her to a different technique of applying paint.
Diana says” My work marries information gleaned from all”