Landscapes shine a light on life

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Pierra WillixBusselton Dunsborough Times

The latest exhibition at The Studio Gallery and Bistro showcases three artists’ interpretations of the landscape, and the life within it.

Landscape and Life opens this weekend, with artists Bronwen Newbury, Carly Le Cerf and Jill Noble working on a range of new artworks for the exhibition.

Studio Gallery and Bistro gallery director Sandy Tippett said the works on show were distinct but the juxtaposition of the landscapes worked well together.

Mrs Tippett said Newbury’s paintings reflected scenes from her everyday life, playing intuitively with light, colour and shape to create her distinctive artworks.

“She is endlessly versatile, moving effortlessly between abstract and representational, landscapes and figurative works,” she said.

“The coast also provides constant fuel for her imagination.

“Her well-recognised beach scenes — often peopled by crowds of relaxed, playful holidaymakers — demonstrate her ability to blend landscape and figurative work.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Tippett said Le Cerf’s works explored the fragility of farmed landscapes and the delicate balance that existed between degradation and nurture.

“Carly paints in aerial perspective, which enables her to take in the landscape in its entirety and see the impact of human interaction,” she said.

Mrs Tippett said Noble’s work was mostly inspired by the landscape and was deliberately created to look simple — an uncluttered narrative, devoid of extras and to the point.

The exhibition will open from 5.30pm tomorrow and close on April 16.

Newbury and Le Cerf will also be present on opening night to talk to attendees, with members of the public welcome to attend.

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