New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A BUDDING ARTIST

Our daughter, Carol-Ann, has always enjoyed sketching but recently she has tried her hand at painting. She has taught herself from You Tube. We encouraged her to apply to enter a piece in the Swiss+Oz Art Expo 2015. Her application was successful and one of her paintings was hung in the expo. We were invited to attend the official opening in Bondi in Sydney, So last week we packed our bags, jumped on a plane and went to Sydney for a few days.
 Carol-Ann was shy as she had to wear a badge saying 'I am an Artist' and she felt that she wasn't really in league with other artists but I don't think her work would have been accepted if it wasn't good enough.

 There was quite a crowd there and some interesting art.

 I liked this piece mounted in a window frame by Monique Rüeger.

 The exhibition was opened by the Swiss Consul General, Ernst Steinmann.

Some more of Carol's work is on her living room wall.

21 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, your daughter Carol is talented. Carol's artwork is pretty, You know me I especially love all the birds on her living room wall. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Wonderful pictures - and very clever too.

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  3. Congratulations, Carol! I love the bird art on her living room wall. May she go from strength to strength!

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  4. she looks very talented to me, and i love the one in the expo.. beaautiful.. what a great idea to put the painting on the rails and not on the wall. i will remember this, i don't like lots of paintings on one wall, but i love this display.

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  5. She is indeed talented. Well done for encouraging her to enter the competition.

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  6. Looks good to me and she is good with views and animals. I can only paint animals! I am very impressed, keep encouraging her. T'other Diane

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  7. I think she is an artist not just w budding one!

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  8. Pretty amazing talent and how difficult it must be to teach yourself to paint on you tube. Congratulations to her on having her art displayed, and sure she will be seen again soon. Lots of talent

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  9. Congratulations to Carol. That's a wonderful achievement and I love her work. So colourful and clear.

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  10. Congratulations to Carol-Ann. I love her use of color, all those gorgeous birds for example. My favorite is the one they chose for the exhibit. Beautiful.

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  11. Yes our children often do not have enough self confidence in what they are capable of she is a bloody great artist in my opinion

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  12. how exciting to be in an exhibition. Carol-Anne should be proud of herself as i'm sure you and her dad are. painting is a wonderful expression of feelings and is very relaxing. (well it should be). and you got a trip to sydney to boot. well done

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  13. Congratulations to Carol, that is marvelous..

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  14. How nice she was invited to the exhibition, very well done.

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  15. You bet your bottom she's an artist and many of us can only hope to have that talent. Way to go Carol-Ann!!!

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  16. I agree that she's an artist! And you must be a proud mom!

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  17. How exciting, and congratulations to Carol!

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  18. This is a wonderful affirmation and encouragement for Carol-Ann, helping to validate her creative journey. So good that you were both able to be there with her to experience this honour together.

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  19. I am impressed with Carol-Ann's artwork. She is a very talented artist and how wonderful her painting was picked for the expo. Lovely you were able to join her in Sydney. I'd have been very proud as I know you were.

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  20. Congrats to Carol for trying something new and for sharing her talent! The badge does not lie, she is good! And I see now why you went to Sydney!

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  21. Wow- thanks everyone for the wonderful words of encouragement!
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