As an Artist, I work hard to produce paintings that speak to me and to others about a world where myths, fantasy and reality combine. I like to include hidden messages in some of the images I produce. Part of my process involves thoughtfulness, often in the moment and visualization. I tend to paint the emotions which enter my body as I try to translate them into images. I start with concept sketches and it often develops into something quite unexpected. The journey whilst creating, often bring about answers to hidden questions. At times some of my artwork will be adventurous, playful and joyful. At other times spiritual. I try with every finished work to breathe life into a world full of mystery. My artwork speaks not only for myself, but for people who may find their own answers to unspoken questions about life, the world and the universe.
I chose the name Empty Spaces because of what I do. I go into an empty space and add creativity whether its in the form of a beautiful piece of artwork, bespoke furniture or a wall mural. These are the services I can offer you along with the occasional art class. You will find an art class available in the workshop section of this website. Because I am so busy with projects my classes are now few and far between. Please feel free to join, you don't need to be an artist to join my class.
Check out my portfolio and don't hesitate to ask what I can do for you and your space.Call Annie 021 803 772 and book me for 30 minute free one on one consultation.
Exciting One Day Drip Painting Workshop!
10am until 2pm with shared lunch at 12pm
Learn how to create an abstract painting using an art technique called ‘Drip Painting’… use your imagination and create images within your painting.
Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured onto the canvas. This style of action painting was experimented with in the first half of the twentieth century by such artists as Francis Picabia, André Masson and Max Ernst, who employed drip painting in his works The Bewildered Planet, and Young Man Intrigued by the Flight of a Non-Euclidean Fly(1942). Ernst used the novel means of painting Lissajous figures by swinging a punctured bucket of paint over a horizontal canvas.
Drip painting was however to find particular expression in the work of the mid-twentieth-century artists Janet Sobel and Jackson Pollock. Pollock found drip painting to his liking; later using the technique almost exclusively, he would make use of such unconventional tools as sticks, hardened brushes and even basting syringes to create large and energetic abstract works. Pollock used house paint to create his signature drips. House paint was less viscous than traditional tubes of oil paint, and Pollock thus created his large compositions horizontally to prevent his paint from running. His gestural lines create a unified overall pattern that allows the eye to travel from one of the canvases to the other and back again.
Sources for the drip technique include Navaho sand painting. Sand painting was also performed flat on the ground. Another source is the “underpainting” techniques of the Mexican muralists painters. The drip–splash marks made by mural painter David Alfaro Siqueiros allow him to work out his composition of a multitude of Mexican workers and heroes.
Artists who have used drip painting include Jackson Pollock, Norman Bluhm, Joan Mitchell, Lynda Benglis, Rodney Graham, Ronald Davis, Larry Poons, John Hoyland, Ronnie Landfield, Dan Christensen, Etienne Roudenko, Giuseppe Fortunato, Ian Devenport, Roxy Paine , Pat Steir, Andre Thomkins, Zane Lewis, and Zevs.
Get ready to meet some new friends along the way and enjoy a shared lunch with like minded individuals.
All materials are supplied, simply bring yourself!
Your Facilitator is Ann-Marie drinkell. Annie has a bachelor of arts degree with a major in psychology. She has sold paintings in New Zealand as well as overseas for the last 10 years.
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Call Annie for a free 30 minute one on one consultation. Call 021 803 772