The Lane Cove Art Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except January and December) for a demonstration or talk. Our guest speakers are well-known artists, both traditional and contemporary, who show or explain techniques in a variety of media, or talk about the background to their involvement in art. The meetings are free and in the company of friendly, like-minded people.
Commencing in February 2018, the meetings will be held at the Living & Leisure Centre, 180 Longueville Rd Lane Cove (3 doors down from the Community Centre). (Map). The meetings start at 7:30pm with time to meet and talk prior to the demonstration.
Parking: limited parking in Longueville Rd. Plenty of spaces at Parking Station behind Lane Cove Library (opposite Gallery Lane Cove) – free after 6pm, access via Austin Street.
27 February 2018
Patrick is an exuberant, intuitive artist who has been painting and exhibiting for over 30 years. His work is forceful, supported by fine draughtsmanship and traditional painting techniques. He has a love of the landscape, the bush, the hills and the city. His bold and vibrant painting style is infused with personality and he is best described as a dynamic acrylic painter. From the cluttered urban landscape of red roofs and narrow streets to the tangle of the Australian scrub, Patrick is able to distill its essence and grandeur and reflect it through confident brushstrokes and dramatic colours.
27 March 2018
Jan was born in Sydney. She worked in advertising as a creative director and includes painting, drawing and printmaking in her skills. In 1994 she went to Africa and came face-to-face with a mountain gorilla in Rwanda. The experience changed her life and she is now the author, wildlife photographer and publisher of books on endangered animals. In her True to Life Books series for children she follows wild animals, taking photographs and writing about them in their natural habitats. She wants to be the voice of the animals, talking to children about their life and survival.
24 April 2018
Rosa is an oil painter, known for her portrait and figurative work, was born in Sydney and studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School. A member of Portrait Artists Australia, and a regular contributor to Australian Fine Art and Decorative Painting magazine, her work has been exhibited in NSW Parliament House and Parliament House Canberra, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in Australia and worldwide. She was selected as Finalist in the 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Art Award. She loves the dramatic use of light and colour, and will often veer off into the world of whimsy, painting whatever takes her fancy – whether it be urban scenes or vintage cars. Her recent debut novel The Red Door is a fulfilment of her lifelong dream, to interweave a story with pictures … and draw the reader into her own bewitching, and slightly dark-edged, world.