Gallery: In a Natural Light, 22nd March-12th May
Original art works by
Doreen Ann Grey
Painting is an absorbing, challenging activity and a passion. I find art lifts my spirit and reminds me of the beauty of the world. Painting gives me the opportunity to share these feelings. For both the artist and for the viewer, art opens our eyes to our surroundings, revealing our interests and our focus in our environment.
I am particularly interested in “en plein air” painting, enjoying the varied scenery of Australia. In earlier days I was a keen bushwalker and cross country skier and now painting allows me similar opportunities to appreciate the outdoors. I work in oil and acrylic paint, sketching with pen and wash.
I have found that painting has provided me with the opportunity to meet and make friends with many people. As a member of Peninsula Plein Air Painters., Peninsula Arts Society Inc. and The Guild Art Gallery Inc. I enjoy the company of like-minded people. I organise a weekly “en plein air” (in the fresh air) group of local artists as well as painting holidays. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome to join this friendship group. On many occasions during on-site painting, overseas visitors and local sightseers comment “What a lovely thing to.” My image and easel must be in many overseas collections of holiday photos.
I have a Dip. of Teaching with major in art, a B.A. from Monash with majors in sociology and psychology, and a Grad. Dip. Of Education in librarianship. I taught in local primary schools, TAFE, Council of Adult Education, University of 3rd Age and as a tutor of children in remote Australian locations.
I hope that my paintings, which are in private collections around Australia and overseas give pleasure to the owners.