Patchwork Pear by Valerie Kerr
Patchwork Pear by Valerie Kerr

The Butterfly Stage

The latest exhibition by local artists Allison Tuckwell and Valerie Kerr is The Butterfly Stage, which is on display at The Goanna Café in Lismore. The show features a culmination of their works in a variety of mediums ranging from oils on canvas to mixed medium and digital works on paper.

Artist Valerie Kerr’s art shows her responses to people, places, dreams, everything and nothing. Her desire is to make beautiful art from subjects that matter to her using an uninhibited process to create works that are expressive, light and immediate.

“I am intrigued by the expression and also the self recognition that is revealed in faces that I have drawn or collaged from the imagination,” Valerie said. “I endeavour for them to be abstracted with some sense of realism retained as I want them to communicate a sense of carnivale, playfulness, decorativeness and an essence of mystery and beauty.”

Valerie’s current works also explore the female form and the pear.

“I am drawn to the fullness of their form and equally to the line, their lushness in taste and shape combine to provide me with endless subject matter,” Valerie said. “My desire is to create a playful juxtaposition between the pear and background; layering plays an essential role in the mixed media works where the hidden is significant to the visible.”

The exhibition runs till January 24 and all artworks are for sale.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures


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