Caroline Neale will be exhibiting her artwork at a new show opening at Full of Beans, Friday 2 February.
The show – Away with the Fairies – is the artist’s first solo exhibition, and will feature 15, acrylic on canvas artworks, ranging in size from five by seven, to 22 by 36 inches.
The exhibition is inspired by all things girlie, the artist said, with many paintings incorporating a heavy fairy and fantasy theme.
‘After having been introduced to the work of artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith early in 2006 it inspired a flurry of fairy and fantasy themed paintings.’ the artist said. ‘I don’t think I have every really grown up and still like fairies, dragons, elves, witches, the colour pink and little girlie things.’
Along with many fairy inspired artworks, the artist said the exhibition will also feature more ‘grown up’ paintings.
A serious painter for the past 15 years, Caroline has been fine-tuning her painting skills on and off for the past 26 years.
She is inspired by many local artists, including Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette, Renate Seffer, as well as international artists, Salvador Dali, Scott Radke and MacKenzie Thorpe.
‘I am constantly attempting to evolve my style towards a lighter feel on the canvas, while trying to maintain a rich colour,’ she said of her painting style.
Asked to describe her work the artist said: ‘I don’t give explanations for my paintings; instead I choose to let the viewer make up their own story to go with it.’
An opening reception will be held Friday, 2 February at 6pm. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and white wine sangria will be served. All are invited to attend. The exhibition runs through 1 March. All artworks are for sale.