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Jenni Kelly & Loosening Up in Acrylic - a Sit Down Chat

Jenni achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to excise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’ also a member of “Nature in the Raw” with works going in exhibitions all over Queensland and in 2004 the Bristol Zoo Gardens in U.K. Jenni’s work is continually on display at the White Patch Gallery on Bribie Island and at the Blue Dolphin Gallery at Mooloolaba. 21 Pieces of Jenni’s paintings are hanging throughout the Holy Spirit Hospital at Chermside Brisbane. 

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A Quick Chat with Artist Martina Pook

Martina received her arts training at the Peter Schneider Atelier in Germany and became a commercial illustrator for major companies, such as BP, BHP, Queensland Government, Channel Ten etc. She also finished a degree in Graphic Design at the QSPGA in Brisbane. and worked for five years as a senior art teacher at the Gold Coast Art School in Southport.She is former director of Illustration House Pty Ltd, and The Art Directory. She has held numerous roles within the arts industry, including the presentation and lecturing of art business courses and discussion rounds for emerging artists and teaches art since 1999 and has now joined the teaching team of Artable to find more time for painting.

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​Richard McKinley: A painting is not a destination - it’s a journey

Richard McKinley has reached dizzy heights of success in his 40-50 year career as an artist. This year was Richard's second visit to Australia to teach offering the opportunity for fellow pastel artist Desley Stewart to sit down with Richard and get into the nitty gritty of being an artist and all round amazing human. I was gutted I wasn't there for the entire conversation. On my return to pick up the group of workshoppers for dinner that night there was a 'buzz' in the air as everyone kept talking about all of the amazing things that Richard shared. Enjoy the read!

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