Artist of the Month TRUDY BROOKS – October

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BICAS October Artist of the Month, Trudy Brooks claims her love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college. Now living in Dayboro, she was born in England but has spent most of her life in different areas of Queensland. During this time, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible, including programs organised by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland.

Trudy has tutored watercolour classes for the Redcliffe Art Society for the last few years. She loves that watercolour paint appears to have a mind of its own which the artist can utilise to enhance the creativity of the work. Her inspiration comes from our brilliant Australian watercolour artists like Greg Allen, Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic and David Taylor. She says she is fascinated by the way these artists use the white of the paper to capture light in their works.

Trudy’s art ranges from conventionally realistic to intuitive abstracts. She likes to experiment with different media and substrates, in oil, acrylic, watercolour, alcohol inks and mixed media. Recently she has also had success in competitions with her digital art. Her passion at present is experimenting with ways to combine digital art with other media including alcohol ink. Examples of Trudy’s work can be seen on her facebook page, Trudy Brooks Art.

Meet Trudy over morning tea at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on Friday, October 25 at 10.30 am and hear her speak about her art journey. Book for catering on 3408 9288.

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