|Artist Name:||Glenys Gaston|
|Art Group:||Bendigo Art Society|
|Region:||Bendigo & Central Victoria|
As a Bendigo-based artist, Glenys is passionate about coloured pigment - in fact, many layers of it! Her more recent works of trees, people, villages and the landscape tend to be quirky, and even whimsical in style.
After completing four enjoyable years as a mature-aged student at La Trobe University in 2000, Glenys was contracted to coordinate business development classes at Continuing Education. When she attended a painting class in 2002 she found that she was truly ‘captured’ by watercolour, with its magical and often unexpected elements of chance.
Glenys spent many years painting landscapes and floral works and, as she was curious to see what else could be done with watercolour pigments, her contemporary style started to evolve. Although her interest in pen and ink drawing was sparked 30 years ago ‘the pen’ can still be glimpsed throughout her collection. Her colourful paintings frequently rely on well planned composition and stylized shapes, rather than on painting techniques, however, Glenys ensures that her preliminary ideas represent good balance and design. This vigorous approach to watercolour perfectly suits her analytical mind, enabling her to underpin imaginative, exciting and joyous paintings with strong composition and colourful elements.
Glenys has attended many workshops and has enjoyed solo and shared gallery exhibitions throughout Victoria and has been a regular exhibitor at regional art shows. She was invited to prepare a 12-page watercolour demonstration for the Australian Artist magazine, which was published in 2010. Glenys had a rewarding experience as judge at a large regional art show and was delighted to be invited as tutor at the Fay Boyd Fine Art workshops in Grafton in 2012.
For the past 18 years, Glenys has been painting exclusively in watercolour. She enjoys experimentation through studying the work of more adventurous artists and believes that learning from fellow artists is hugely beneficial.
A variety of subject-matter can be viewed on her website.
Art Group Memberships
Glenys has been a member of Bendigo Art Society for the past 18 years.
Her work has been hung at Heathcote Winery, Dudley House Bendigo, the Tin Shed Gallery, Malmsbury, the Old Post Office Gallery, Seymour, and can currently be viewed at the Bendigo Pottery, Midland Highway, Epsom, Victoria.