New exhibition in September and October
Since joining our artists at Five Ways Galleries, Pamela’s work has been greatly admired and in demand. Apart from creating such contemplative and inspiring paintings, Pamela also runs classes in watercolour and pastel media at the Ringwood Arts Society.
Pamela shares, “Wonder is a word that is associated with sight and feeling and often relates to things beyond our grasp.
I am inspired by the way that children perceive the world with fresh eyes and hearts full of amazement and wonder in response to the world around them, seeing simple things that we take for granted and finding them fascinating.
This thought has inspired me to look deeply at some things and places around me and to share my view of them with you. I hope that you enjoy these paintings as much as I enjoyed making them.” Pamela Pretty
The exhibition runs from Thursday 21 September until Saturday 14 October 2017
In July, the Five Ways Galleries carried out further upgrade works to two of our gallery rooms, in which new LED track spotlights were installed, bringing them up to the same energy efficient and high colour-rendition standard as the rest of the gallery.
The exhibition of It Hao Pheh, The Gift, ran until our Winter closure at the end of June
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. We have retained a selection of paintings from this exhibition for general showing.
Recently, It Hao took out first prize in the Rotary Camberwell Art Show, for a painting of Montsalvat.