Studio 4 Artists
12 - 30 August 2015
Opening Wednesday 12 August, 6.30-8pm
Janette Bird, Sharman Feinberg, Meg Gooch, Julie Goodwin, Patricia Hunt, Margaret Lunson, Esther Schouten, Patricia Stewart, Sandra Taylor & Bee Lee Thia
Studio 4 Artists was developed in 2008 to meet a need for local artists in the Ringwood, Maroondah area to get together and share ideas and provide social interaction for artists who would otherwise work in isolation. It has now grown to include artists outside of the Maroondah area.
The group consists of committed artists who attend the life drawing sessions at the Federation Estate arts complex as back up and inspiration for their professional practice. The members are diverse in their individual styles, aims and influences and include painters, sculptors and print makers. The Studio 4 Artists group work harmoniously together, fleshing out their combined passion for life drawing and the arts, the sharing of ideas and friendship. The group has grown over time, in number and reputation and now has a waiting list of those who wish to join.
The time-honoured practice of drawing the human figure presents the individual artist with a wide range of challenges - for example capturing fleeting movement in the short poses and developing a more finished work of art in the long poses. Being inventive with different mediums focuses the mind but also lets the imagination travel to unexpected places. Individual expression is encouraged and nurtured in a supportive environment. Flesh is our personal interpretations of the concept of flesh!