Rebecca Coote, Denise Hallett and Ange Cooper are three artists who share an unwavering passion for the Tasmanian landscape and yet, in dealing with the same concept, their work and perspective of the landscape is very different.
For a number of years Rebecca Coote, Denise Hallett and Ange Cooper have been printmaking together on a weekly basis at a community run (based) studio and sharing ideas about their work. They realised that, although their work is quite different, the landscape is their major concern and inspiration for them all.
The connection each artist has to their surrounding environment has been ever present over the years and articulated through their art practice in both printmaking and painting.
All three artists have their own personal encounters in the landscape and seek to demonstrate their responses by creating works that embrace these strong connections. Their intense reactions to a place or objects in nature are recorded through their observations by drawing, photographing and sometimes plein air painting. This gathered information is taken back to their own studios and expanded upon.
Rebecca Coote is very much influenced by her local setting and investigates the feeling and essence of a landscape through the use of colour.
Denise Hallett approaches her artwork with overtones of surrealism and evokes a sense of conflict between the urban interface encroaching on the natural environment.
Ange Cooper having recently moved from the city is now in a place surrounded by nature, wildlife and birds galore. The colour, fullness and vitality of this work reflects her love and appreciation for this haven she now lives in.
All three artists share an unwavering passion for the Tasmanian landscape and yet, in dealing with the same concept, their work and perspective of the landscape is very different.
Rebecca, Denise and Ange would love to share their most recent body of work consisting predominantly of painting with some printmaking to a much wider audience for all to enjoy.