Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Exhibition Opening a Success!

Well a good time was had by all attending the exhibition opeing "Under Autumn Skies" last Sunday.

As well as looking fabulous on the walls of the gallery, the exhibtion drew many admiring comments and sales were made......several paintings sold......which is always good for the artist and the gallery.

Despite the current economic bad news, art all around the world seems to be holding it own....with many of the major auction houses saying sales of art is up. Maybe when the stock market fails, investors return to the art market...we certainly hope so.

In any case, Jayes Gallery is pleased to be able to bring a range of excellent artist to the main gallery each month and look forward to your continued interest.

Wanda Driscoll's exhibition is opening soon.....keep coming back for the news!

Photos of "Under Autumn Skies", click here!.... a big thanx to Phil, our wandering photographer!

Libby - Director

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Under Autumn Skies

Autumn Tones give Spring Exhibition a winning edge!

Inspired by the autumn colours earlier this year, Joy Engelman has painted her way through colours of wine and cream creating landscapes that draw you in with their beauty. The Australian bush reverberates through an iconography that is purely defined in these works.

Semi-abstracted landscapes that exist only on these canvases, the works are 'pretty'. She explains that her journey to Florence, Italy last year exposed her to amazing 'beauty' at the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, notwithstanding the artworks that adorn every wall and ceiling throughout Florence. Unashamedly glorious artworks that inspire the soul and brought Engelman back to that place within herself.

Joy says for the main, we have lost our European 'soul' and are ashamed to see 'beauty' and paint 'beauty', preferring instead to choose to 'see' Australia as a raw and unforgiving landscape. But this year, Engelman notices skies, grasses, mountains and fields that are 'glorious' and has chosen to paint them for us. We invite you to visit this exhibition!

Internationally acclaimed artist, Joy Engelman will exhibit her artworks at Jayes Gallery, Molong for a Spring showing opening 21 September at 2.30 pm through to 5.00 pm. Exhibition closes October 15.