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Pat Hinz - "This Moment in Time"

An artistic journey - experimenting with different media in paintings

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17 Aug 15 - 20 Sep 15
Pat Hinz - "This Moment in Time"

I have been painting for over 30 years and at this time in my artistic journey I am experimenting with different media in my paintings. Most paintings end up with some watercolour, ink, pastel, acrylic, oil pastels and various other found pigments. I love to paint and do so most days.
I live and work on the land and painting the bush around me is a great inspiration – but almost any subject can get the creative juices flowing. Of late I am also leaning towards the abstract – experimenting with colour and how the different media interact.
I love to travel and many paintings evolve from these trips. The Australian outback being a favourite topic.
I paint with a particularly supportive group of artists in the Miles Art Group, and enjoy the process of learning from one another. We have taken advantage of many visiting tutors over the years and I also try to get to Summer Schools etc when possible.
Painting is my passion. I experience such joy from making art – time just disappears when I am painting.

Santos Acquisitive Awards

We’d like to announce that the winner of this wonderful award is a Brisbane based artist, Cameron Eaton. Cameron has experience as an engineer, structural designer and draftsman only commencing studies in art at the Brisbane Institute of Art in 2010. Since then he has had several of his works selected for national art prizes and for this award he wins $14,000! His entry was chosen from a field of National applicants.

His winning design, named “Ashburn Wilson”, consists of two stylized bottle trees. Like bookends they have been named after the first and last soldiers who appear on the plaque that is mounted to the cenotaph at the end of Heroes Avenue.

They will be placed in a prominent position at the Roma Airport in 2015. Read more ...