Gallery Opening

Apologies that I’ve been a bit slack with writing blog posts recently. I’ve been rather busy starting the new adventure of opening a gallery in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre in southern Tasmania.

There was a lot of work fitting out a generous-sized and sunlit room, organising insurance, a point of sales system and the like.

painting the creation of the back feature wall

The gallery is featuring a variety of art mediums with a focus on glass. There are many Tasmanian and artists from mainland Australia represented in the gallery.

Tasmanian John Osborne’s lino work in the back and Laurie Young’s glass work in the front left glass tower
A variety of glass, wood and leather work is at Wooby Lane Gallery

We had a soft opening on the wintery evening of June 10, 2021, to officially open the doors of the new Wooby Lane Gallery, on the corner of Salamanca Place and Wooby’s Lane.

dressed up for opening night
my work and Tasmanian leather, Christine Williams, artist’s masks on far left http://www.findglocal.com/AU/Pelverata/880496042082841/Satinwood

The gallery space gives me opportunity to display my framed original paintings and large sized prints.

If, and when you are, in Hobart, I hope you are able to drop in!

Take care and wishing everybody a lovely weekend.

Cheers, Patricia (PJ)

www.pjpaintings.com

Salamanca Market June 19, 2021

Brilliant weather for Dark Mofo, the AFL game at Bellerive and Salamanca Market today! There were a lot of people at the market today.

I met a lady that took a direct flight to Hobart from Perth. She came for Dark Mofo and is going to explore the north of the state for a week. She asked if I had a print of a cockatoo or a galah, her favourite birds. I showed her “Iconic Aussies”, and she bought the A-3 sized print of it.

Iconic Aussies

An adult daughter and mother, rushing to get to their flight back to Newcastle, bought a “Bunk beds” print and greeting cards.

Bunk beds print available at http://www.pjpaintings.com

Two families travelling together, one from Canberra and the other from Sydney, purchased “Lazy Days”. Another lady from Townsville is also taking home “Lazy Days”.

Lazy Days

I met a local young couple that bought some cushion covers for a birthday present for her. I haven’t got them on my website yet but they are coming. They are 40 x 40 cm. I have the cockatoos, wombats, Salamanca Saturdays, Scarlet Robins and a few other images on the cushion covers.

A couple, visiting from Darwin, who have been touring Tassie for 2 weeks, going up the west coast to Cradle Mountain and returning to Hobart, purchased a “Sitting on the Fence” A-3 sized print. Two young ladies visiting for Dark Mofo, from Brisbane, both bought Spiky Bunk Beds.

Spiky Bunk Beds

A young from Queensland that saw Fairy Penguins coming on shore at Bicheno, Tasmania bought a
“Silent Disco” print.

Fairy Penguins enjoying a Silent Disco

A couple from Brisbane, visiting their friends, bought “Hair Accessories” and two prints of “Who says Emus can’t Fly?!?. Apparently one of their grandfathers used to frequently ride his motorbike in Tassie.

Who says Emus can’t Fly?!?

Thanks for visiting and I wish you all a great upcoming week.

Take care, from Patricia (PJ)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Urban Sketch-meet

We had a lively and happy sketch-meet today in the suburb of North Hobart, followed by a throw-down at the Providence Cafe. I chose to sketch this scene. The bright blue front door was a strong feature that caught my eye.

houses near Newdegate Street, North Hobart, Tasmania

My viewpoint for the sketch:

Take care and thank you for sharing my art journeying. 🙂

Patricia (PJ)