Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hot/Cool, Desert/Mountains, Mixed Media/Oils, Joy/Denis

The next exhibition at Jayes features two artists from Orange - Denis Bradley & Joy Engelman! These two landscape inspired artists couldn't be more different!

Denis focuses on the 'cool' in nature with his broad masculine strokes in oil on board. His palette consists of the deep greens and blues found in the abundant bush land of the Canobolas area. Brought up on a farm in the Orange region, Denis's artistic soul is imbued with the verdant greens of Spring, the golds of Summer wheat fields and the lush growth of gum forests.

Joy Engelman however, is inspired these days by a different hue . Her mixed media works on paper and canvas are created from multiple layers of reds, golds and oranges. She usually takes an aerial view of the landscapes that she loves but often sits down to take a more formal approach as well. 

This next exhibition has been the result of a recent journey north to Broome and out to the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia. She laughingly calls it a 'bivouac with a view' as she recounts her daily struggles with putting her shoes on legs that 'are 150 cms too long for my arms' and her nightly grapples with a swag that was seemingly attempting to strangle her!

These are bright and beautiful works though that capture the colours of the desert and WA landscape as she finds a new palette of colours to describe that land.

Jayes invites you to join at the opening on Sunday 14 August at 2 pm to meet the artists and view their new works.

Or just take some time out and come to the gallery 10 am - 4 pm daily Wed - Sunday each week.

Exhibition closes 4 September.