Finding artistic inspiration everywhere

Beeac artist Tessa Culkin-Lawrence.

BEEAC artist Teresa Culkin-Lawrence sees pictures wherever she goes.

Culkin-Lawrence said driving around Colac and district provided constant inspiration for her paintings.

“I’m always looking around and storing pictures away in my head,” she said.

Culkin-Lawrence’s paintings of Birregurra landscapes are on display at the Red Rock Regional Theatre and Art Gallery at Cororooke.

She helps choose the art that goes on show at the Cororooke gallery.

“There are five of us on the curation committee, and we’re all from professional art backgrounds,” she said.

“We look at artists’ folios and select the work which will feature in the gallery – we aim to have a new set of work every eight to 12 weeks,” she said.

Culkin-Lawrence said the curators hoped to attract more artists from Colac and district.

“A lot of the work we have now is from local artists, and that’s something we’re focusing on,” she said.

“We’ve also had a lot of local buyers and people from Geelong which is great, because obviously it’s good not just to show work but to sell it as well.”

The gallery also has Culkin-Lawrence’s reduction linocuts on show, which she based on the work of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.

She will lead reduction linocut workshops at the gallery next month.

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