recent plein air works on paper
1 – 26 August 2020
The selection of works on paper in this current exhibition can be interpreted as my ‘visual diary’ of explorations within this beautiful state of New South Wales. Included also are a group of small watercolours from a trip I made with family and friends up the coast from Perth in Western Australia last year
Sydney-based artist Gina Bruce works with a variety of media to create the haunting and ethereal images she has become known for. She has developed a keen interest in working in-situ, and enjoys returning to favourite spots time and again as a way to express the changing nature of identity and place.
As her artworks evolve the themes that intrigue her recur often. She uses observational drawings, shadow studies and line sketches to prepare her compositions ahead of time. When she approaches her canvas however, it is quick and decisive. Her marks are bold and purposeful, yet the overall effect is elegantly subtle and dreamy
Gina has been in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, she has been highly commended in both the Portia Geach Portrait Prize and the Sir John Sulman Prize, a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Winner of the Waverley Art Prize.