An Exhibition by Shirley Peters
1st - 12th July 2021
GalleryONE88 presents the latest solo exhibition by artist,
Shirley Peters and her creative exploration of the
effects of the deluge that impacted the local
environment over the past year.
188 Katoomba Street
Due to the current Covid 19 Stay At Home orders, the gallery exhibition has been postponed, yet an online show will be available from July 1st.
To purchase please email one88 - firstname.lastname@example.org
I live and paint at Mulgoa, up in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. My backyard includes two acres of untouched bushland, which has a small stream, fed by our beautiful, peaceful dam.
When it's dry, the dam empties and the waters vanish. It had been 5 years since the annual waterfall was normal. Local showers did not exist. Rain that fell in Sydney missed the western areas. Tank loads of water were purchased for our household use.
2020 was different. It rained.
My backyard was transformed into flooding cascades. The dam filled, then overflowed. The water rushed down from the nearby tracks, and our bushland was awash with torrential rain. Every rock held back a dam, between the rocks there were waterfalls.
The good rain continued throughout the year. The garden has thrived, and our dam has remained full! The 2021 year has also been well served. The bushland has fresh green foliage, and the native grasses are growing huge.
So I have called my latest work "Abundant Waters".
My painting focus was shifted from general plein air views to this local phenomena: the wet lands in my backyard. The flowing waterfalls in the Blue Mountains were also deserving of mention, and even though they rarely fail to impress, they look especially good after bountiful rain.
I have 16 paintings that will be for sale at Gallery One88 in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
I will be there on each Saturday (and maybe other times).
I look forward to meeting new (and old!) friends there.