Tangerine Dreaming @ the Junction Mine in the Summer of 09 by Karrie Lannstrom
I was delighted to chat to local Broken Hill artist Karrie Lannstrom earlier in the week on my recent visit to Broken Hill.
Karrie is a member of Gaara Arts Inc (Gaara). She is a hobbyist artist and has never been a professional artist although from the work I’ve seen so far, she certainly could be.
Karrie is also a committee member of the Broken Hill Art Advisory Committee. Her work has been exhibited in the annual Lifeline exhibition in Broken Hill for a number of years.
Karrie has held a solo show of 22 pieces at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in October 2010. The title of that exhibition was “Dust to Rust – Impressions of the Hill”. There is a piece of her work (from that exhibition) available for purchase at the Regional Art Gallery right now ‘. It’s a lovely piece and is titled ‘Sturt Peas Dancing Late @ Night in the Hill’.
If I had a gallery, which I might one day, I would love to represent Karrie’s beautiful rich textured works.
‘Dig Deep for water, Tibooburra’, oil on canvas, by Betty Pearson
Betty Pearson is the immediate Past President of Gaara Arts Inc. (Gaara), the all women’s Broken Hill art group. Betty, who is now the Vice President of Gaara, does not have her own gallery but she is a keen artist nonetheless.
I met Betty in October 2012 at the time of the Gaara “Water, One Drop at a Time” exhibition which was held at the fabulous Town Hall Facade gallery space from 20 September to 21 October 2012.
The theme for the exhibition was inspired by national ‘Water Week’.
I really loved this painting by Betty.
‘From Eagles View’ intaglio etching and watercolour, by Deirdre Edwards
Deirdre Edwards is a prolific and talented former Broken Hill artist who had her own studio gallery until around 2015. She still visits Broken Hill regularly.
‘The art of Deirdre Edwards‘ website still running mid 2018.
Deirdre was a co-founder of the all women Broken Hill art group called ‘Gaara Arts Inc’ (Gaara). Gaara was established in 2008.
Deirdre also shares her artistic knowledge by holding art work-shops from time to time. I like her work, she is on my favourite Broken Hill artist’s list.