Thursday, March 6, 2014

{ new exhibition work: redcliffe city art gallery }

Frangipani on Fruitboxes II - watercolour & gouache on paper

Frangipani on Fruitboxes I - watercolour & gouache on paper

Laying Pandanus - watercolour & gouache on paper

Birds of Paradise - watercolour & gouache on paper

Hanging Gumleaves - watercolour & gouache on paper

I am so excited to now share my latest work with you, which is currently exhibiting in the foyer space at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery during the month of March. The space is dedicated to emerging artists from the Moreton Bay area and surrounds, which is in the south east corner of our 'sunshine state'. It's a very temperate, sunny and beautiful part of the world and as as such I wanted this work to have a distinctly Queensland feel to it.

Having been born and lived in Queensland for most of my life, I am enamoured by the beautiful native flora that surrounds us as well as the vivid - almost blinding -  Australian light. I think it's this presence of light and colour that I am always trying to capture in my work, and for me, the combination of the beautiful washes of brilliant watercolour on clean, crisp white backgrounds is my way of taking the world around me to paper. To me, these folds of pandanus, floating boughs of gumleaves and of course the cheeky pops of the fruitbox colour feel just like a summer afternoon at home; with the easterly breeze rolling off the bay.

If you happen to be in the area then these works will be displaying at the Gallery (470- 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe) until the end of this month. Artworks are also for sale with all enquiry to me at

Thanks again for stopping by.

Pip x

All images original artworks copyright of Pip Boydell 2014