Description This set of 3 paintings was inspired by an early morning walk along the Len Howard nature trail at Erskine. The atmosphere created by the thin morning light with a slight mist rising from the wetlands and the gnarly trees appearing and disappearing made us talk about the landscape being ghostly.
The original artwork is 122 x 61cm (48 x 24 Inches) mixed media on gallery linen and is available for sale for $1,500 Australian dollars. Set price for the Ghostly Morning Triptych is $5,000 Australian dollars.
The 'Ghostly Morning' triptych is on display as part of our Mandjar Blues exhibition
We are both award-winning artists but with very different styles, Debra doing mainly traditional pastels and watercolors while Chris does mainly contemporary mixed media and digital art. Despite these differences, we also produce collaborative work where we both work on the same canvas at the same time. These artworks tend to be mixed media on gallery linen - the fusion of our own individual styles produces complex works with an interesting interplay of colour, media and texture.
We are most often inspired by abstract patterns in nature, a principal focus of interest being intriguing waterways and wetlands where we often visualise the vegetation as textiles.
We are both keen photographers and spend countless hours researching the wetland reserves in different seasons, tides, time of day, weather conditions, absorbing the different moods whilst finding ourselves constantly drawn to a few common threads – the layered landscape, the encroaching development, the colours and textures of the vegetation, the magic reflections and patterns of wind and currents on the water, and always the amazing birdlife.