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Burpengary, Queensland, Australia
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art... I often get asked 'what inspires me?' When I was growing up...we made our own fun. We didn't go on expensive holidays or theme parks, our holidays were spent camping or we would rent an old 'beach' house and play on the muddy tidal flats, pumping yabbies for fishing. As a family we would go for Sunday drives....we might go for a bush walk, search under logs for 'critters', picnic in the middle of 'no where', or go for a cool swim in a rock pool in the mountains. When I first started painting, I mainly painted the beautiful places that my husband and I tavelled to on our many camping journerys. Now that I have my 2 beautiful girls...I am sharing the beauty of the outdoors with them, and they now feature quite often in my artwork. I have been told by many people, that my artwork brings back childhood memories for them, and I hope that my artwork reminds you of a special memory too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'Dune Climb' Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

'Step by Step' - painting progress

Finished Artwork
'Dune Climb'
Oil on stretched canvas
56 x 71cm

'Scampering up Dunes' is probably 'frowned' on these days....not the best for the environment...damages the vegetation etc...but I think alot of us can relate, and remember in our youth, trying to 'conquer' the huge climb to the top...so much fun!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Play Days - Looking into a child's world

Play Days brings together a selection of artworks that investigate the child's play world.  Artists have often been inspired to capture a moment from that child's world, looking at the innocence, the wonderment of discovery and interaction with their peers.

Free child and parent activity workshops will be held each day for the duration of the exhibition.

Exhibition dates:
Tuesday, 5 January - Friday, 31 January 2010
Opening Hours:
10am - 4pm Tues - Sun

Free Entry

ph 07 3205 0555

Monday, November 16, 2009

'Woorim Walk' Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

'Woorim Walk' Sold
Oil on Canvas
117 x 92cm
'Woorim Walk' was a 'finalist' and awarded 'peoples choice' at the 2008
Pine Rivers Art Awards.
Thought I'd share this one with you all.... as the reference photo was taken the exact same day as my previous 'posted painting' 'Give Us a Hand Up'

Printed gift cards - 21 x 14.5cm
$6-00 + p & h
If you're interested in purchasing gift cards please email me.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Give Us a Hand Up' - Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

Detail close up - brush strokes-texture

Finished Painting
'Give Us a Hand Up'
oil on canvas
92 x 61cm

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lilly Pad Boat Races - Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

'Lilly Pad Boat Races'
oil on canvas

In 2008, 'Lilly Pad Boat Races' was acquired by the Caboolture Shire Council (now the Moreton Bay Regional Council) for their public Art collection.

'Play Days' - 'Looking into a Child's World' is a Moreton Bay Regional Council art exhibition which opens 4th January and closes 31st January 2010.  It's being held at the Bribie Island Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach.  Ph.3408 9288

'Lilly Pad Boat Races' will feature in the 'Play Days' exhibition, along with numerous other 'artist artworks' from the 'council' collection.

On the 27th January, Wednesday morning from 10am, I will be present at the exhibition....please drop in and say 'Hi'....would love to meet you.

 'Lilly Pad Boat Races'
 printed gift cards - 21 x 14.5cm
$6-00 + p&h
If you're interested in purchasing gift cards please email me.
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