Why Pear Shaped?
You’ll have noticed I paint quite a lot of pears in my still lifes! Concurrently, in the past couple of years the world has gone somewhat ‘pear-shaped’ – disarray from fire, flood, pandemic and more…
Personally, I don’t adore the term ‘pear shaped’ as it seems disrespectful to pears (which are awesome). I guess the implication is that you were going for a precise circle shape and it went awry. However, it was interesting to me to reference pears (the fruit) and pear-shaped (the unwanted type) for the title of my exhibition, to find some acceptance in beautiful nourishment and chaos both existing at the same time.
Even though – or perhaps especially when – things have gone pear-shaped (in the unwanted way), humans need moments of nourishment to refill our inner cups. It’s one of the reasons we need art!
Welcome to the webpage about my 2022 art exhibition: Pear Shaped. And other glimpses from a lock down studio
This collection is 10 paintings of such still lifes in vibrant, life-affirming watercolour. Long-time favourites nasturtiums and pears are appreciated here, punctuated by a protea and sunflowers & bolstered by an abundance of patterns.
Tangerine Meg’s delight and appreciation radiates from the paintings. She offers everyday objects seen differently, and challenges the notion that ‘pear-shaped’ is an unwanted state.
Make your favourite picture yours today!
Here are the first four paintings confirmed of the ten to be exhibited…
If you love gifting (think engagements, house warmings) or owning (like: OMG.I.Neeeeed.This.In.My.Li-i-ife) unique, original bold art pieces that no one else will have, these are for you.
You can purchase during August at the exhibition. While the exhibition runs, your picture will be displayed safely marked with a red sold sticker, being viewed with appreciation by SALA Festival visitors for four weeks.
After the exhibition (on September 1 or 2) your new artwork will be available to collect from Mockingbird Lounge (Glenelg South, SA), ready to add to your art collection and enjoy forevermore.
Incidentally, you’ll also get a complimentary 2023 art calendar that may feature your artwork for one of the months [though the still life calendar doesn’t exactly match the exhibition this time]! #VIP
Here are the next three confirmed pictures:
I create the hand-drawn lines with light-fast water-resistant Art Spectrum ink and an old-fashioned ‘dip pen’. Once I’ve created the lines, I do all my colouring with Winsor and Newton Artists’ Watercolours. I create my original art upon archival quality watercolour paper, usually Arches paper from France.
Picture Dimensions: The images are approximately 32 cm high x 21 cm wide (12.5″ x 8″), and the professionally custom-created frame (included in price) measures about 60cm high x 48cm wide x 2cm deep (24″ x 19″ x 1″).
Want to take home a piece of the Exhibition?
Here are the final three pictures!
If the picture that’s calling you is already marked as sold, click this to see if it’s available as a high quality reproduction (fine art print), and/or fly over and join my mailing list to hear first about the next painting!
Venue Mockingbird Lounge, 68 Broadway, Glenelg South, South Australia.
Phone 08 8294 3398
Exhibition Dates August 5 – September 1. (Painting pick up Sept 1, 2).
Open 7 Days, 10am – 4pm
The remaining exhibition paintings are available below. If showing as OUT OF STOCK, then they’re either sold from SALA, or have gone to a different gallery now…