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Photography is always the beginning of my artwork, as I capture the colours and textures of the bush. From there, they may be enhanced as photographs, become digital art or even a fabric design.
I am a self-taught artist, working predominately in acrylics.
I have always been interested in drawing and painting, and took up folk art many years ago and from that started painting birds, mainly the magpies and parrots I have befriended.
I’m Jeanette Brown, living in rural Rokewood, Victoria. Self-taught – drawing from early childhood.
In June 2015, I had an opportunity to learn to work with Pastel – loved it, I have discovered new mediums, new papers/canvas and styles to explore.
Words are a source of power and energy. I have been working over the past ten years with fineline pens to create colourful positive word mandalas. Creating these mandalas is a process of self expression and a form of meditation when words are written on a held breath.
My art journey has included watercolour, pastel, acrylic and mixed media. Experimenting in different media has culminated in my love of resin painting. My workspace looks like part science lab with mixing utensils, inks, alcohol and a propane torch but the end results are definitely artistic and creative.
My passion is creating vintage items using new and vintage fabrics, laces trims etc. I make vintage dolls using old patterns and sell these through my Etsy shop. I have sold around Australia and Overseas including America, Switzerland, UK. An American craft magazine 'Stuffed' contacted me through my shop to do a feature article with some of my handmade toys in their magazine.
I was a finalist at World Quilt in 2016 and 2017, and my art quilts have toured the US as part of the World Quilt exhibition. I was awarded first prize as an up and coming artist at Art Quilt Australia in 2015. My celebrations art quilt won 2nd prize at the Australian Machine Quilters Festival in 2016.
Leah has recently completed a degree in interactive composition at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has performed at a number of international festivals and her work recently featured in a major arts venue in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her composition in Staffordshire Reef is an interactive soundscape that captures and expresses the hardship and joy of life on the goldfields.