October 2017 Meeting

Date – Sunday 1 October 2017
Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm
Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month’s demonstrator will be Christine Cafarella-Pearce, who will be showing us some of her oil painting techniques.

Christine, a local artist from Healesville, paints with a distinctive technique, pallet and sense of design. Inspired by The Heidelberg School and the French Impressionists, Christine enjoys artistic challenges and new projects are a necessary part of her artistic development.

Of her love of painting, Christine says:

“For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel the Australian outback. I have been very blessed and have fulfilled the dream. What a joy to see firsthand, the diversity and majesty of our incredible country. Our landscape and our iconic attractions blew me away. To see them for “real” it confirmed for me that photos could not be a substitute for reality. I saw wonderful beauty everywhere I looked. Each day revealed its own special delights and encounters and these I will cherish forever. Looking at the experience through the eyes of an artist I am convinced that it doesn’t matter what part of Australia I decide to paint, my slant on the experience will add the final key dimension to the experience.”

A past winner at the Yarra Glen Art Show, Christine is passionate about supporting her local art community in many different ways. She has been an art mentor at Healesville Primary School and donates time to support workshops for students at local primary schools.

Currently Christine is experimenting with a watercolour technique using acrylic paint and stabilizer mediums to create some unique “bird in flight” paintings and intriguing landscape interpretations.

Christine’s demonstration is sure to inspire artists to experiment with new techniques, no matter what their style, preferred genre or ability.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10