Rural painters at Redcliffe Art Society gallery.

An artistic pathway taken by painters from rural Samford and Dayboro has led them to the seaside.

Highvale’s Jennifer Redmond, Samford Valley’s Shan Wood and King Scrub’s Lorraine Emerson are exhibiting works in the Pathways exhibition at the Redcliffe Art Society gallery.

“It (the Pathways exhibition) is about pathways in life that create all sorts of wonderful spin-offs and new opportunities and new relationships with people,” Wood said.

Redmond said her paintings are “a metaphor of a life journey”.

“Mine are about Tasmania but it’s really about a maze; at the beginning you don’t know where you’re going and finally you come out of it,” she said.

Wood’s paintings are a more literal interpretation of a journey, inspired by her trip to Eastern Europe last year.

“My pathway was the travel and then your response to the environment that you’re seeing,” she said.

Emerson’s new body of mixed media work was “inspired by the beauty of marks created by nature”.

“A combination of natural dyeing, beeswax, found objects and mixed media have been implemented to assist in my quest to creating a unique piece of art,” she said.

The three artists have dabbled in an art form that Wood says is “a little bit unusual still in Australia”.

The Pathways exhibition will include the artists’ works of encaustic painting, an art form also known as hot wax painting.

The exhibition runs until 17 July at the Redcliffe Art Society gallery at 395 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Phone 3284 0852 or visit the Redcliffe Art Society website.

Source The Westerner

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