I have been painting all my life for pleasure, but probably in the last nine or ten years have approached my favorite pastime in a more professional manner.
I have held, over that period of time, many exhibitions, both solo and in conjunction with other artists. They have all been held in my home state, Queensland, including the capital, Brisbane, coastal resort areas, and of course, locally in my home town, Toowoomba.
I have over the years, received art prizes and awards, usually, once again in my home state. However, I have works hanging in private collections throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, U.S.A. and the U.K.
My work is mostly figurative Genre work, painted in a contemporary style. Often the paintings feature characters from another place or time, sometimes with a touch of whimsy, humour or satire. In almost every case, the subject matter is entirely imaginary. I very rarely paint from life, or in a representative mode. Occasionally, I paint Still Life - once again mostly imaginary. Other work includes drawing, usually nudes, sketched from life and Abstracts.
I enjoy using a variety of materials, usually in combination, as mixed media. They include oils, oil pastels, tar and shellac, collage, acrylics, inks, watercolors, etc. The work is in the main, done on stretched canvas, board, heavy card or paper. Some of the work is smaller, but the usual size is from about 65cm x 50cm to 90cm x 70cm, un-framed.
I hope to continue in my artistic endeavours, and in the process, bring enjoyment to those who view or purchase my work.
For any further information, I can be contacted in Australia on phone 07 5435 2101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thankyou for your interest and for taking the time to read this.
Deann Cumner Art and Collectable Gallery
marniecumner(at)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au / 0418 182 549
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