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An Afternoon with Fiona Heysen from 1.30pm Sunday 18th August at Glenelg Art

Come and have a coffee with Fiona during her 2013 SALA exhibition - Grand-daughter of Sir Hans Heysen, Fiona has been drawing and painting  for over 35 years. She has won many awards including,  the  Major Prize at the Alexandrina Council’s 2009  Wooden Boat Festival Art Exhibition and another at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show  2011, as well as the major Drawing prize at the Murray Bridge Rotary show in 2007 with her self portrait titled “I am Woman”.

She  likes to use a lightly ’impressionist’ style to try to capture light with colour, especially with her little paintings of chooks, but believes that the ability to draw  is still the most essential aspect of her work. 

 She has also illustrated many of Nan Witcomb’s “The Thoughts of Nanushka” books, as well as equine texts for TAFE. 

Since starting a family, she has turned  to doing commission portraits, including entries in the Archibald Portrait prize, as well as many beloved pets and of course, horses. Mainly working in pastels and charcoal but also in oils, her works have always caught the essence and character of her subjects.

Fiona has been passionate about horses all her life and is a highly experienced horsewoman having ridden her home bred and broken-in horse ’SirHans’ to Grand Prix level dressage. She is also an accredited equestrian coach and loves to teach and share her knowledge.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Will come with my wife and kids unless the weather is very bad.
    Cheers
    Alex

    August 16, 2013

    • Rowena B.

      Hello! was great to meet you all. Keep Connected, R

      August 19, 2013

  • Rod

    I was there for 30 mins but didn't warm to Fiona's work - not as skilled as her grandfather. But some other work was interesting and I was interested in Noel Maddock's photos. Some interesting work downstairs too.

    August 19, 2013

    • Rowena B.

      Hello Rod, thank you for your comments - it was good to meet you and welcome you to the Gallery - bad weather day but thank you for coming. Yes Noels work's with a gifted eye and high quality equipment and always offers great images - as does Rhys Shepherd who's "Eclipse" exhibition is down stairs. We are constantly changing the Gallery as Artists bring in work so hope to see you again. Rowena

      August 19, 2013

  • Rowena B.

    Hello - thank you to those who braved the weather - which was hyped up on the news as being much worse than it was though we all look forward to nicer days to be out and about, the seas were mighty and a joy to stand in such wind by the ocean. Back inside, Fiona was wonderful and made the day with some guests recognising the horses in two of her paintings.
    I'll let you know when other Artists will be in the Gallery, Rowena

    August 19, 2013

  • Rod

    Very poorly attended and will be reluctant to attend another.

    August 18, 2013

  • Judy

    sorry in need of one day a week at home. enjoy

    1 · August 18, 2013

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