Lifeblood is inspired by Paula Jenkins’ local landscapes around Walcha in the northern tablelands of NSW.
Her pieces are particularly influenced by the current unrelenting drought which continues to affect so many primary producers in the area, and as such she has had a desire to focus on the lifeblood of the land – water. Water gives life, strength and vitality to our environment and all living creatures. Without water nothing survives.
Many of the paintings in this exhibition include meandering rivers, lakes, gorges and rain-filled clouds, along with the picturesque undulating landscapes that are distinct to the area. By somewhat focusing on water in this body of work, Paula has been subconsciously shifting her mindset during the painting process, from hot and dry days to better things to come.
Paula’s distinct style depicts the essence of Australia’s landscapes using predominately oils. Her works are known for her bold use of colour, textures and mark-making to form her landscapes and compositions.
Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 14 May to Monday 27 May 2019