About Janie Frith

Janie Frith artist, teacher and illustrator. Her contemporary landscapes capture the distinctive atmosphere and spirit of place. Her paintings and drawings are a celebration of dramatic light, shapes and texture found in the rural landscape.

‘Something lost and Forgotten ‘

Paul Compton is a young artist in his early 30's from Melbourne,  so far he has had a number of themes running throughout his art work. He has a particular fondness for  Popular Culture, especially from the 60's Ghost stories Victorian Vignettes Wonder Cabinets Animals Objects lost and forgotten He works largely on a small scale [...]

By |2015-04-29T10:14:06+10:00April 29th, 2015|Art Blast, drawing, pop-ups, Printmaking, Wonder Cabinets|0 Comments

“Big Eyes” a Big Lie

I really enjoyed this movie directed and produced by Tim Burton.  It portrays the rise to fame and acclaim of Walter Keane with the "Big Eyes" paintings of waifs. Living under the pretext that he was the creator of these works while his wife Margaret Keane secretly produced the works in her studio. It seemed [...]

By |2015-04-23T01:40:58+10:00April 23rd, 2015|Art Blast, Movie|0 Comments

“Art Speak”

Jason Waterhouse's artistic career spans over the past 20 years, his early work sculptural was primarily dealing with more formal elements of balance and the improbability of balance of certain objects. He was largely concerned about the "truth" of the materials which saw him achieve real success in sales in the public arena. Then over [...]

By |2015-04-23T00:17:20+10:00April 23rd, 2015|Art Blast, McLelland Sculpture PArk, Sculpture|1 Comment

“Purity of making art”

Sculptor Lisa Roet's work has been an evolutionary process in itself. She maintains the school of thought "of the purity of making art". Her fascination with primates spans her entire artistic career where she combines both science and art.  She has worked extensively throughout the world in zoos studying monkeys, gibbons, apes and gorillas. Where [...]

By |2015-03-24T02:14:14+10:00March 24th, 2015|Art Blast, Lisa Roet, Science, Sculpture|1 Comment

Inner energy

NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)  regularly holds drawing sessions with artists and a couple of years ago I attended one held by the incredible and prolific artist John Wolseley. Lucky me ! In his 70s but with the energy and enthusiasm of someone much younger, he talked passionately  to a crowded room of over 100 [...]

By |2015-03-17T23:49:49+10:00March 17th, 2015|Art Blast, artist, energy, John Wolseley|1 Comment

“Breathing and Alive”

In the mid 1980's Christopher Beaumont was studying medicine and found himself absorbed more in creating beautiful images from under the microscope than creating diagrams. This brought about a change in direction and he started studying art at night school and later at the VCA. His paintings are not merely photographic reproductions but have an inner life and [...]

By |2015-03-09T03:35:54+10:00March 9th, 2015|Art Blast|1 Comment