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Cork and Colour February

Cork and Colour February

On February 29, 2020

Categories: Community


Grab some pals and enjoy an evening of wine, nibbles and painting led by local artist Helen Richards under the fairy lights of Oodies Cafe.

About this Event

Always wanted to have a go at painting but never knew where to start? Love wine, food and a bit of art on the side? This is a casual, fun-filled social event for wannabe painters of any age, skill and ability. Set under the fairy lights of Oodies Cafe by night, local Burnett Heads based artist Helen Richards will lead you in how to paint a pop-art style Picasso-esk portrait whilst you sip on some wine, taste some of the lovely nibbles expertly catered by Oodies and have fun! Everything is included in the ticket price, just turn up on the night.

Helen Richards (Dip Teach, B. Edn, Assoc Dip. Vis. Arts (Textiles), Grad Dip Business (Film &TV), was originally trained in textiles: print and design but this gave way to an interest in oil painting and eventually a love of acrylics and mixed media. She has been a high school visual arts teacher for the last 30 years and taught both in Australia and overseas.

Since relocating to the Bundaberg to a beautiful acreage property just back from the beach, 12 years ago, Helen has gradually developed her painting career and exhibited and sold paintings in Brisbane and in and around the local Bundaberg region. She was awarded a first prize and People’s Choice award at the 2017 Bundaberg Arts Festival and won other smaller Arts Festival prizes in the area.

Her love of the ocean (after being a sailor for many years), and the birds, trees and tropical gardens on her small farm are the major influences in her artwork. Her textile training is still evident in the strong sense of pattern, texture and colour that enrich her work.

During 2018, Helen served a position as a community representative on the Collections Acquisition Committee at Bundaberg Regional Gallery. She is presently on leave from her teaching position and painting full time in her home-based studio.

Proudly supported by Suzy, Jenny & the Oodies cafe team. https://www.oodies.com.au/

2020-02-29 04:30:00
2020-02-29 04:30:00