I loved to draw even as a child, but not thinking I was very good, I didn't pursue it in school. So it wasn’t until 9 years ago that a friend of mine suggested we go to Southport Art School as she had always wanted to learn to draw. She lasted a couple of weeks, me a couple of years. I was smitten.
People often say ‘Oh I can’t even draw a stick figure’. I believe everyone has the ability to create. It has just been squashed as we grew into adulthood. If you have the desire, determination, instruction and time then you too could enjoy the satisfaction of creating art.
Five years ago, we moved to Russell Island and the first thing I noticed on the notice board was a sign for RICArts, offering a pastel workshop with Maxine Thompson. Well I have never looked back.
It’s an artist’s heaven here on the islands. Besides being surrounded with very paintable views, we have lots of artists to share ideas and to paint along with.
Walk in the Park - oil
Canaipa Point - watercolour - sold
Seagull - oil
Seagulls - oil
Gold Coast beach - oil
Kookaburras - watercolour
Rangitoto - pastel
I started off in acrylics, moved on to oils and then pastels. I am currently trying to conquer the very difficult art of watercolour.
I am very lucky to have such a supportive husband, who encourages me and never complains about the amount of money and time spent immersed in my passion.
Siobhan Demeester at the
Darcy Doyle Awards Exhibition
Twin Rivers - pastel
Sunset at Rocky Point - oil - commission
Misty Morning - pastel - sold
Grandson - portrait, oil - NFS
The Jump - acrylic - sold
Lake on the Kaimai Ranges - oil
- Sandy Beach - oil - sold
The Yellow Road Ahead - oil - sold at the US charity auction for saving the rhinos
Boats in Redland Bay - watercolour
Nowhere to Sit - acrylic -
RICArts Smell the Coffee Competition entry
Okura - acrylic - sold
Wildflowers - acrylic on board - sold