New things in my new shop.

I have put some analogue collage cards in the shop for the first time. Often I play with collage late into the evening and if you are on instagram you would have seen these posts often referred to as ephemeral. I have decided that I would keep some of them and make them cards. I use either Fabriano or Arches 300gsm smooth paper, sign them on the back and provide a brown Kraft envelope. These are original hybrids, great fun to make and are a bit dadaesque.

I always make cards for the Alphington Open Studios and have been told that they are sometimes collected and then framed by the purchaser.

The artwork in the shop can be posted Australia wide for free.

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On a different subject I would like to tell you about Gertrude & Smith, a new venture by my son. He commissioned me to make some gift cards to include in his new on-line gift box (hamper) business. I have also been styling for his photographer and have had several of my paintings featured in his pictures.

Please have a look at his site and keep him in mind for that very special person you need a gift for. He is curating gifts from all over Australia, working with people that care about sustainability and are artisan small batch makers.

https://www.gertrudeandsmith.com.au/ and instagram: gertrudeandsmith

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Exhibitions at Red Gallery and Lord Coconut

In July I will be exhibiting at Red Gallery in North Fitzroy with a group (unknown to me) exhibition called Paperlicious. Not sure yet how many pieces but around 6-8 I would think. The work will be surreal hybrids, dadaesque in style, on Arches or Fabriano 300gsm paper. Some works framed and others unframed. Will post the invitation when it is available.

A fun exhibition is also coming up at Lord Coconut where we all had to make a small artwork incorporating a vintage test tube. Will let you know when that is on as well.

My website now has a Shop for sales of some selected art works. Send me a message if you need any further information about any postings.

Please let me know if you would like to know anything about my art practice.

Hope if you are in Melbourne you are keeping warm.

I’ll be in touch.

Anne Warren

Custom Made Cards for exciting new Australian made gift parcel business Gertrude + Smith launching 1st July. Gorgeous curated products from all over Australia.     https://www.instagram.com/gertrudeandsmith/

Custom Made Cards for exciting new Australian made gift parcel business Gertrude + Smith launching 1st July. Gorgeous curated products from all over Australia.

https://www.instagram.com/gertrudeandsmith/

I have a new store to show and hopefully sell on-line.

I have spent the day photographing and placing artwork on a new on-line art selling site that I hope will reach some people. It is just something new I thought I would try with the encouragement of a new instagram friend that has had some success.

Please visit my new store https://annewarrenart.bigcartel.com/ . It is not very glamorous or flashy but I think the artwork is shown off quite well. More improvements to be made for sure. I have kept the prices very low just to see how I go. I need traffic.

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Collage or painting workshop place available.

I have a place available on Thursday for anyone that contacts me. Only two others here that day so you can do collage or still-life painting. If you are a regular I am sure you will know what to bring, if a newbie I can advise you when you contact me.

This image is from a new series I am making, hope you like it.

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International Women's Day for me.

In my heart I didn’t miss it, with my work sadly I didn’t exhibit specifically for 2019 International Women’s Day however I have recently had some strong ideas regarding new work to do with women. In the new work I would like to show the different ages, careers, ethnicities and histories. Yet to formulate exactly how that will appear on paper but am thinking about it alot and have taken up life drawing again.

I hope in the future work I make to show women with quirks that are unexpected hybrids of what you might expect. I hope in the future that I too will be called a quirky unexpected hybrid, maybe I am one now.

Just came back from beautiful Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. Please look it up if you are from overseas. It’s so beautiful and loved by hippies of all ages. Yesterday they had a nude bike ride through the main street. The night before I saw whole families dressed and painted like Frida Kahlo (men too). Anything goes in Byron.

In lace up boots.

In lace up boots.

Byron Bay in NSW

Byron Bay in NSW

Student / Artist work made this week in my studio.

Here are the works of three of the artists that come to workshops with me here in Alphington.

First is Helen Meikle. Helen did workshops with me in painting still-life and then she spent a fabulous year at the wonderful NCAT to study all types of Visual Art. Ask me and I will tell you more about this 12 month course that several people from my studio have gone on to. Helen’s work is an abstract acrylic and pastel painting on canvas in warm colours.

Jan Wright has been a regular over a number of years. Jan has painted this abstract as a commission for a woman she recently met. Jan is well known for her still life with lemons and jug (I think she has had about 6 requests for it).

Galia Hardy is another regular that has participated in Februllage on Instagram with this witty strong hybrid machine and body creature. Galia is also a painter but does like to make collage/mixed media work and is up for making surreal images (just my thing). Have a look at her last two postings on instagram hardygalia (I don’t think it is private).

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