Artists take their inspiration from many sources. With instinctive as well as learned skills, plus imagination, they are able to translate these sources into works of art that in turn can inspire others.
Artists Margaret Cromb, Jean Bohuslav and LIN QUAIFE, all exhibiting at Falkner Gallery, are excellent examples of this. Each is passionate about and committed to her own philosophy and influences. The results of each are quite different but are equally inspiring to others
The third exhibition is ‘Expressions of Light’ by Lin Quaife, an accomplished printmaker from New South Wales. Small abstract collagraphs are derived from Lin’s continued fascination with light. She writes: “Everything depends on light. Since being given a glass prism as a child. I have had a fascination with the rainbow spectrum and the myriad of possible combinations produced by the interplay of colour and light.”
Vibrant colours, reflective metal foils and rich textures make her works seem like fragments of glass reflected and refracted through the prism. They are akin to precious jewels.