This month, we are featuring the work of local artist Kathleen Bentley.
In her own words:
"I have been seriously painting for just over 4 years. I have undertaken art classes with June Wilson, pastel artist of Latrobe, and Evelyn Antonysen, watercolour artist of Forth. I attended TAFE Devonport in 2014 to complete a Certificate IV in Visual Arts. I love Tasmania: its beautiful landscapes and seascapes, and its quaint old buildings. I try to capture the light as it plays across the land and the sea, and to bring a wistfulness to the buildings I paint. I also enjoy the challenge of painting scenes of my overseas travels. My painting of animals on velour with pastel pencils is perhaps my greatest joy. I try to paint their personality in their faces, particularly through their eyes. I have enjoyed, and shall continue to enjoy, taking commissions to paint cherished pets. I hope my works of art bring you pleasure."
Kathleen will be in the Gallery for a "Meet and Greet" on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10am to 4pm.