Sue credits her school art teacher Bill Ogilvie with enthusing her about art although she eventually chose a very different career path in the corporate world. She has always loved colour and especially the Fauves period.
Previously a gallery owner with her late husband, she encouraged many aspiring artists but did not have the time to pursue her painting and finally picked up the brushes when her mother, a successful artist but now deceased, developed macular degeneration and persuaded Sue to have a go. She subsequently took lessons with Patrick Moss, Glenda Wise, Joan Harris and more recently Charlie Tong. Sue works in oils and prefers portraiture and still life although she has recently extended her interests to garden scenes and floral illustration on commission. These works represent several years’ retrospective work and now, after a three year hiatus following life threatening medical issues, she is painting with renewed vigour finding great joy in the use of colour.
The gallery exhibited Jennifer Grover’s photographs from her years working with the UN Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. NGOOTH (Hope) gave a deep insight into the world of the Dinka peoples, their cattle camps and their fears and aspirations.
Five Ways Galleries continues to hold unframed works from the exhibition, together with copies of Jennifer’s book of collected images.
Five Ways Galleries presented NGOOTH by Jennifer Grover, a photographic journey through nine years with a UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan.
The exhibition was held in October and November 2016.
Continue reading “NGOOTH | Hope”
There will be new solo exhibitions in Spring of 2017, to be announced.
From August, each of our artists will have work exhibited on our gallery walls.
The exhibition of It Hao Pheh, The Gift, is extended until the end of June, by popular demand.
It Hao has established himself as a highly esteemed water-colourist. With this show we also see something of the breadth of his talent, with dynamic oil paintings, acrylics and oil pastel works, to compliment his beautiful watercolours.
The landscape paintings are plain air and studio works of scenes around the Dandenong Ranges, South Gippsland and The Grampians. It Hao’s signature watercolours of buildings and streetscapes are of recognisable locations around Melbourne. including Montsalvat, Malvern Town Hall and Toorak Road.
The works are in a range of sizes, from miniatures to a little over A1 size images.
Throughout April 2017 we delighted in an exhibition that played against the standard image of ‘Still Life’, which is how many of the works might be categorised. Sue’s works are actively colourful. We selected a few of Sue’s paintings to remain on display until sold.
You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!