Welcome to my virtual 'Colour Stories' exhibition! Yay, I'm so glad to have you here with me! Allow me to guide you through my show, currently exhibiting throughout all of June at Freestyle Tout, Fortitude Valley, Australia.
We'll start our tour here at my colourful collage wall. I loved the idea of clustering these Artworks together beautifully on the wooden hangers. Quirky, a bit like their maker!
Artworks above clockwise from top left: Bloom Song | Heart Mountain | Flourishing Spirit | She. | Own it, it's Yours | Bloom | Elevate | Prosper. Prices range from $245 - $325. Details and close-ups HERE.
Further down the olive wall are two more collages; two of my all time favourites! I hope you can come and see these in person if you're in town ... the colours are so vibrant and the silver leafing just glows.
Left to right (above): Our Purpose is Love | Cave Light. Both $325. Details and close-ups HERE.
Since this is a pretty big space, we're taking a walk down the hall now to meet The Great Emergence (above). The way the overhead light picks up the thick, juicy textures in this canvas makes it feel so alive and rich. Yummo!
$1150. Details and close-ups HERE.
To get an idea of scale, here we are at the front entrance of Freestyle Tout; a wickedly decadent dessert restaurant-come-gallery. I've picked two large, feature Artworks for this front wall, overlooking the panoramic glass windows opposite. These Artworks are both richly textured and the lighting above and opposite, picks up the gold leafing and texture exquisitely. I love having these paintings nearby the ginormous hanging plant; seriously this thing must weigh a tonne!
Left to right above: Raw | Begin Within. Both $2600. Details and close-ups HERE.
Following the mocha wall along, we reach Dream Catcher. She's a really special one for me, marking the point in my career when I started to introduce my own personal affirmations into my paintings. She's a big, colourful feature piece and looks beautiful on this wall, standing proudly by herself.
Dream Catcher. $2400. Details and close-ups HERE.
Turn right and we're on the wall, overlooking where the dessert magic happens (above). Here, you'll find Sky Mountain | Imperfect is the New Perfect | She Buds, She Blooms. Priced from $750. Details and close-ups HERE.
Here is the Artwork that got me back into collaging again in 2014. Meet, Shine (above). Short, sweet and blasting out the Love! $245. Details and close-ups HERE.
Next, I'm proud to share with you the lovely Serene. She glimmers with gold and texture; a lovely contrast of warms and cools and Mother Nature. I almost want to keep her for myself, but she's too big for my house, so I hope she will find a beautiful, airy new home to live in.
Serene (above). $2400. Details and close-ups HERE.
Now we're heading down into a lovely, intimate area in the venue. This is the place I've chosen to share my more feminine, personal paintings ... the ones I feel reflect the more vulnerable, budding part of myself. Here we go ... beginning with Owning my Magnificence (above). $1400.
Next in this room is Myself, My Light; my first self-portrait painting in over 10 years. Eek! I feel a bit vulnerable sharing this one, but I no longer wish to hide in the dark. It's time to shine.
Myself, My Light. $1150
This Artwork is, quite possibly, my favourite collage ever. If only you could see how alive and vibrant it is in person, it's like stepping into another world full of neon awesome. She's called, Wonderland. $375.
Nearing the end of my show, we reach the giant, fluffy cherry wall at the end of the intimate room. I can't tell you how striking this wall is, it makes me salivate with deliciousness! Here is the deeply personal and rich Chrysalis; a painting about my dreams and hopes for the future with my family.
Chrysalis (above) $2600. Details and close-ups HERE.
Finally, we end with Sanctuary ... an Artwork I love so much, it's one of the very few paintings I just cannot part with! Sanctuary was the very first large-scale, scenic inspired Artwork I created after becoming a Mumma. It represents such a deep and rich time in my emergence as an Artist, Mother and Nature-Lover. (Not for sale).
So, I hope you've enjoyed a snapshot of my show! I've returned home from my 'Meet the Artist' exhibition event this afternoon with a full heart, feeling grateful for the connections I've made through my Art and colourful storytelling. If you are in Brisbane throughout all of June, I hope you can come check out my heartfelt work. Your invite is HERE.
P.s. If you go check it out, I'd love to hear from you ... Do you have a favourite? I love how everyone connects with something meaningful to them. Such a lovely way to share and connect.
Love, Chrissy x
Upcoming: Expressive Painting E-Course. Registration now open for next supported journey starting July 14th! $240 for 6 weeks of heartfelt painting and connection with like-minded people. Details HERE.