"Art encapsulates the beauty of the so called nonexistent, breathing into it, making it tangibly visible"
To me, art encapsulates the beauty of the so called nonexistent, breathing into it, making it tangibly visible.
The making of art works - paint, pencil, clay.
All mysteries until I have unwrapped the work. Ideas come as messengers or through commissions.
I delight in line as it unfolds onto the paper. My drawing is a discipline, a way to train me to see.
Seeing the relationship of parts. One becomes a cartographer mapping faces, bodies and articles of interest.
I like the initial work to be drawn from life. I love the distortions that I include.
I then convey these to my other mediums. Painting as a two dimensional form is sympathetic with drawing.
The conversion of three dimensional (model) to two dimension (drawing and painting)and sometimes a return to three dimensional (sculpture) excites me. The conveying of solid on a flat surface or the solid mass in clay.
The wonderful inclusion of colour to support the feel of a work occurs in my painting.
I enjoy discovering colours and what is my palette? What colours do I move towards?
Creating works is so much about feeling connection to self and to the other.
What do I see in the model? What does that tilt of the head evoke for me, finding an essence far beyond the visible.
Art, for me, is a necessary continuum of discovery, a way of life, a composite of all the senses".
ALISON PARKINSON CV
Diploma of Art BCAE (now Federation University) Majoring in Painting.
Drawing classes Camberwell, Horsham and Ballarat Arts Academy
Solo, group prize: Dandenong Youth Prizes: First Prize - Drawing; Highly Commended – mixed media
Castlemaine Gallery James Farrell Self Portrait Award 2005
Creswick Business Group Hard Art Exhibition May 2006
Solo Exhibition Persephone’s Garden Creswick August 2006
Creswick Business Group “Rose” exhibition May 2007
Exhibited “One Works” Art Hall Learmonth July 2007
Solo Exhibition “Repertoir” Springmount 2008 14 paintings sold
Radmac Ballarat Solo Exhibition 2009
Lindsay Exhibition Creswick 2009
Rotary Club Exhibitions, Boxhill, Yea, Horsham, Bendigo Daylesford. Good sales Several prizes.
Words for Winter. Illustrating poem. Creswick 2012
Wall Exhibition sold 8 paintings 2013
Entered Archibald Prize 2014
Maldon Portrait Prize. Sold Paintings 2014 &2016
Creswick Artists. Sold 3 paintings 2014 &2015
Pavilion Arts Creswick 2015
69 Smith Street Members Exhibition
Exhibition of drawings 69 Smith St Gallery Fitzroy “Sentient Moments” Two collaborating Artists May 2016 - 6 Sales.
Paul Guest Prize. Entered 2016
Marie Ellis Drawing Prize Finalist 2016
Portraiture Portraits for 11 separate clients last completed February 2015.
Commission May 2016 Current
Miscellaneous. Set of Carousel Drawings, Animals,
Repertoir Gallery Sales. My own small gallery space, opened in 2010
Art Gallery of Ballarat: Life Drawing and portraiture 2013 – ongoing
Drawing Intensives. Two day with same pose. Third workshop in June 2016
After School and Holiday Programs. 2015/16
Archibald Support Portraiture program for children. 2015
ARTLINK – Virtual Experience connected to Archibald
Educating schools at distance. Portraiture class
Working with people with Disabilities BRACE 2014
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