On any Wednesday
Presenting the works of regular Wednesday plein air sessions in the Valley by local artists Stacey Conridge and Jenni Peardon.
This exhibition presents the fruit of regular 'Wednesday'plein air sessions over several years by Clarence Valley artists Jenni Peardon and Stacey Conridge. With each location offering its challenges, the practice of painting en plein air also provides time for the artists to be present in nature, satisfying that deeper human instinct to connect and notice aspects of the environment otherwise overlooked.
Both the man-made and natural landscapes provide inspiration for the artists, and familiar locations of the beautiful Clarence Valley easily recognised in these works.
Since moving to the Clarence Valley in 2003, Stacey Conridge has been an active member of the arts community, exhibiting in local galleries and at local events. Her subjects include still life, portraiture, landscapes and the figure. Drawing inspiration from her natural environment, regular plein air sessions with Jenni Peardon provided the opportunity to evolve a technique with a palette knife to quickly capture her chosen subject. She has also developed her technique of painting oils on traditional rabbit skin gesso panels.
Jenni Peardon works with graphite, charcoal, paper and oils on board and canvas. She expands her art practice through self-education, and explores the landscape as a preferred subject. The landscape continually challenges her, as she transposes its integrity, light and forms. Jenni has exhibited widely across the Clarence Valley in both solo and group exhibitions.
Image credit: Stacey Conridge Reflections of creek life, Woodford Island 2018, oil on gesso board.
Courtesy the artist.