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A solo exhibition

by

Joanne Power Cotton

at 

The Milk Factory Pop-Up Gallery

Water in the landscape comes in many forms determined by how it moves and places itself in its surroundings. Through its range of movement, from the vast ocean’s crashing waves to a still or rippling puddle, water uses the sun’s light at various times of the day and conditions to give us a kaleidoscope of colours through its ability to reflect and refract.

 

This solo exhibition, The Shape of Water in Pastel, explores the nature of water and how it embraces the sun’s light in all its shapes and forms using the vibrant, velvety, and versatile medium of soft pastels.

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33 Station Street,

Bowral, NSW 2576

02 4862 1077

gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

Opening hours

10am-5pm Mon-Sat

10am-4pm Sunday

The Exhibition

Dolcissimo

Dolcissimo

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 48.5 X 48.5 cm Framed: 58 X 58 cm $745 SOLD

On the Cusp

On the Cusp

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 86.5 X 115.5 cm Framed: 92.5 X 121.5 SOLD

Droplets

Droplets

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 32 X 32 cm Framed: 42 X 42 cm

Sognante

Sognante

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 49 X 49 cm Framed: 70 X 70 cm $745 SOLD

Rollin In

Rollin In

Pasted on sanded paper Image: 32 X 32 cm Framed: 53 X 53 cm $495 SOLD

Tranquilo

Tranquilo

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 40 X 29 cm Framed: 58.5 X 48.5 cm $545 SOLD

Rhythm

Rhythm

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 77.5 X 30.5 cm Framed: 101.5 X 54.5 cm $1245 SOLD

Diminuendo

Diminuendo

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 29.5 X 22.5 cm Framed: 52.5 X 45 cm $375 SOLD

Nella Fantasia

Nella Fantasia

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 68 X 98 cm Framed: 80 X 110 cm $2495 SOLD

Awash

Awash

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 32 X 32 cm Framed: 53 X 53 cm $495 SOLD

In Harmony

In Harmony

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 50 X 40.5 cm Framed: 72.5 X 63.5 cm $745 SOLD

Ripples

Ripples

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 32 X 32 cm Framed: 42 X 42 cm $495 SOLD

Vivere

Vivere

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 81.5 X 33 cm Framed: 105.5 X 57 cm

Reflections on Halong Bay

Reflections on Halong Bay

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 28.5 X 39 cm Framed: 48 X 58 cm

Adente

Adente

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 39 X 29 cm Framed: $545

Berceuse

Berceuse

Pastel on sanded paper image: 20 X 25 cm framed: 41.5 X 46.5 cm

Bravura

Bravura

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 65.5 X 45.5 cm Framed: 91 X 72 cm $995

Adagio

Adagio

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 29.5 X 39.5 cm Framed: 49 X 59 cm $545

Finale

Finale

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 20 X 25 cm Framed: 41 X 46 cm $345

Glissando

Glissando

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 51 X 21 cm Framed: 70.5 X 41.5 cm

Molto Vivace

Molto Vivace

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 69.5 X 52 cm Framed" 109 X 92 cm

Indian Head from Champagne Pools

Indian Head from Champagne Pools

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 67 X 39 cm Framed: 91.5 X 63

Crescendo

Crescendo

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 43 X 28 cm Framed: 61.5 X 47 cm $525 SOLD

Grazioso

Grazioso

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 67 X 46.5 cm Framed: 100.5 X 80.5 cm

Ritonello

Ritonello

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 48 X 34 cm Framed: 70 X 56 cm $595

Serenade

Serenade

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 28.5 X 25.5 cm Framed: 47.5 X 46 cm $425

Rubato

Rubato

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 48 X 42 cm Framed: 70 X 66 cm $595 SOLD

Allegretto

Allegretto

Pastel on sanded paper Unframed with mat $345

Dusk

Dusk

Pastel on sanded paper Image: 24.5 X 19 cm Framed: 46 X 41 cm $345

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Artist's Statement

The artist, Joanne Power Cotton, is a textile and garment designer who discovered soft pastels 5 years ago and has never looked back. “Soft pastels are the purest form of pigment offered in all the mediums for painting fine art and their  vibrancy and layering capacity have inspired me to search my most creative heart and soul when interpreting the beautiful world around us.” 

 

“I have chosen to paint a series of my interpretations of ‘the shape of water’ in the landscape to celebrate the importance of water in our world – in our environment - and to reflect upon all its beauty, purity, and strength – in a time when we are all to painfully aware of how humanity can destroy what is pure, unique, and beautiful... please enjoy and celebrate with me…”