Graceville Gallery Feature Artist October 2007
Meet the Artist
19 October 2007 - 6pm to 8pm
Graceville Gallery Sherwood
Graceville Gallery's second feature artist in the new gallery at Sherwood is recently-arrived South African painter,
Louise Grove-Wiechers, with her exhibition - "The Intimate Landscape".
In this exhibition the artist reveals her fondness of the universal rural environment and its inherent evocative emotion.
"It's a dream state," Louise said, "where everything seems almost unreal - the crystal blue, the ultra green".
Louise has travelled widely in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe to experience rural life and communities.
After several visits to Australia, she decided to settle permanently in South-east Queensland - on Tamborine Mountain.
"I have found the same universal inspiration in the lcal landscape, " she said.
Born in South Africa, Louise completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the university of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg majoring in Graphic Art and Printmaking.
In her honours year, her subjects were Art Criticism and FIne Art Printmaking. She completed a higher diploma in Education, and started a career teaching and lecturing in art.
For the past fifteen years, this artist has been painting on a full-time basis, had many solo and group exhibitions, and won several major art awards. Louise's work forms part private and corporate collections in Europe, Africa and North America.
Click here to read the Press Release
for this exhibition.