Monday, October 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
CFTA Room 209
Australian artist Adrienne Williams will be speaking about her life in art, in particular her expertise with painting elements of the landscape. Williams is especially well known for her application of abstract and plein air techniques to representations of the unique and spectacular flora of her native continent. She finds vast inspiration in ubiquitous, seemingly mundane, natural matter, sometimes something as simple as a reed. She then works in oil, gouache and other media to capture a unique and colorful expression of her artistic vision. As the artist herself puts it, “[My art] works continue my exploration of the beauty, emotion and drama in landscape, expressed in my own quiet way.”
Williams has been visiting Las Cruces this summer in connection with the Unsettled Gallery’s Wide Bay High Desert: 12 Artists, 2 Countries, 2 Exhibitions show, which she helped co-organize. You can follow her active blog about this project at http://widebayhighdesert.wordpress.com/.
Adrienne Williams received her Diploma of Art from Queensland College of Art, and has pursued an active life as a painter and printmaker for many decades. She has traveled widely, and has shown her work around much of Australia, among other places. She is represented by the Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane and Framed—The Darwin Gallery in Darwin.