Joy BRENTWOOD AGRA
Pigment and Pen
6 - 29 August 2015
with Ian PASCOE
6 - 29 August 2015
with Ian PASCOE
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I am an artist who lives at Rhyll on Phillip Island, where I share a studio with my husband Ian Pascoe (ianpascoeart.com).
In my art, colour and light is everything.
I strive to create kaleidoscopes of colour and love developing subtle combinations of opalescent colours to create a unique artistic statement.
My artistic journey has taken me along a wonderful path and in many different directions. Originally watercolour flowers were a source of inspiration and still fascinate me, as there is so much to see in one beautiful bloom. In landscapes, it is light which is the fascination, light filtering through trees, falling on grass and leaves and flowers.
Soft pastels have long been a favourite medium and but I have recently fallen in love with oil pastels which combined with soft pastels on a ground of black wet-and-dry sandpaper creates a jewel-like effect. Recently I have been working with oil pastels alone on both sand-paper and canvas, and find the extraordinary vividness of oil pastels entrancing.
I also delight in the magic of watercolour (my first love) and love experimenting with the magical effects of watercolours on unusual supports such as Yupo and canvas.
Our recent move to Phillip Island has opened up a whole new world of seascapes and wildlife – watch this space!
A foundation member of the Harlequin artists, I am also a long standing member of both the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Pastel Society of Victoria. I taught watercolour painting for a number of years and was involved in organising several exhibitions for my students. I was commissioned by Whitehorse City Council during the 1990s to design commemorative Australia Day envelopes for three successive years. My curatorial experience includes working for several years as weekend Gallery Manager at AGRA Galleries in Camberwell.
I have won many awards for my painting and in 2013 was awarded signatory membership of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, in recognition of a consistently high standard of exhibited art, and allowing the use of the title AGRA after my name.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Artists Society of Phillip Island, Easter Weekend 2015 - Exhibition and Sale
San Remo Rotary Art and Photographic Show 2015
Quadrant Gallery, Summer exhibition 2014
Awarded Signatory membership of AGRA, December 2013
Quadrant Gallery, Summer exhibition 2013
Pastel Society of Victoria, annual exhibition, October 2012, highly commended
AGRA Artists On-line, Autumn 2013, finalist
AGRA Artists On-line, Spring 2012, finalist
AGRA Artists On-line, Winter 2012, finalist
AGRA President’s Challenge 2009, Highly Commended
AGRA Seasonal exhibition, Summer 2009, commended
AGRA Summer exhibition, December 2008, commended
AGRA Winter exhibition, June 2008, commended
Pastel Society of Victoria, annual exhibition, October 2008, Highly Commended
“Recent Works”, Harlequin artists, AGRA Galleries, Camberwell, November 2008
“Bridging the Gap”, group exhibition, Bridges at Hurstbridge, October 2007
“Secret treasures”, Joint exhibition, Arlington at Wattle Park, August 2007