Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/rokcommon/RokCommon/Registry.php on line 381

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/rokcommon/RokCommon/Registry.php on line 394
isiiad - Ev Hales

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/gantry/core/utilities/gantryregistry.class.php on line 326

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/isi19164/public_html/libraries/gantry/core/utilities/gantryregistry.class.php on line 339

Ev Hales

Painting10_s

Informal and formal  patterns.  I've been seeing them everywhere since I visited Ev Hales at her Hurstbridge studio. She's fascinated by them...See the pattern in the floor in her painting above. That's the the formal pattern.  Then the people moving around on that floor provide the informal pattern. This interest in patterns has cemented itself in her paintings over quite a prolific career.  

You will notice the cafe included in the shopping centre painting above. Ev painted 16 works with this cafe as the subject. She wanted to create a work that depicted the movement happening all of the time in a cafe.   In each painting people moved in and out of the cafe...tables empty, tables full. The cards below are small laminated copies of these 16 paintings.  Ev discovered that if she grouped them together in patterns of six or eight...she created a whole new pattern...it's a brilliant idea.  The resulting work is dynamic.    The possibilities are endless.

Paintings6_s

I played with the cards and came up with this random grouping of eight of them (below).  The pattern on the floor links each painting and the lines make a bigger pattern with them all grouped together.  It was great fun trying different combinations.

Painting7_s

These paintings can be reproduced in the grouping and make a work of art in their own right.

resized2_s

Within her watercolour paintings, Ev uses only eight colours in all.  I find it astounding that she is able to create the richness of colour evident in these paintings below. Incidentally, the colours in these reproductions of her work are not true to the vibrance of the real thing.  I apologize for the colour quality. We tried quite a few different ways to get accurate colours true to the original. But were unhappy with the results. You'll have to go to her studio to see the real thing.

Ev calls herself a realist but it interests me that alongside the realistic subject matter of her work there is a quality of abstraction in the detail.

Paintingdetail5_s

(Detail)


Painting_Detail4_s

(Detail)


Paintingdetail3_s

(Detail)


Painting1_s

resizedpainting_s

Paintingdetail1_s

(Detail)


PaintingDetail2_s

(Detail)


Painting3_s

Local artists love the Dunmoochin Life Drawing sessions.The following drawings by Ev are from an extensive collection of life drawings all of which have been done at Dunmoochin. They are all in the most beautiful bound books...they're real treasures in their own right.

Lifedrawing1_s


 

LifeDrawing2

LifeDrawing3_s

LifeDrawing4_s

LifeDrawing6_s

LifeDrawing7_s

LifeDrawing8_s

LifeDrawing9_s

Ev is in the midst of publishing a book detailing her life's work, called "Ev Hales- A Work in Progress". What's most evident after a quick glance at the book, is that her work is varied and unpredictable. Underlying everything is her interest in patterns. The book will be a wonderful tribute to her work in progress. It will be published this year.

Ev's studio at 62 Taylor Road Hurstbridgewill be open to the public this weekend as a part of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Program. For more information about the program go to their website.


Parent Category: Arts
Facebook Image

Artist in Residence Life Drawing Session

Artist in Residence Life Drawing Session I've been hanging out for September like you wouldn't believe. On the 21st I'll be taking up my artist in residence at Birrarung House.… More…

The Tree Project

The Tree Project It's a rare day that I'm not reminded of the 2009 Black Saturday fires in some way. Whether it's blackened tree trunks that still punctuate the landscape, or… More…

Steampunk

Steampunk You could be excused for thinking these pics were taken on the set of a movie about the life and times of Jules Verne. In fact they were taken at an event called… More…

Jessie Pittard

Jessie Pittard Jessie Pittard© "Feast" Woodblock print on Japanese rice paper. (detail) When I walked into the Nillumbik Artist's Open Studios exhibition in the Barn at… More…

Strathewen Letterboxes

Strathewen Letterboxes Look what I spied on the way to The Chook Project in Strathewen. I just had to share them with you. These letterboxes certainly brightened up my day.… More…

Birrarung Alchemy

Birrarung Alchemy There’s a howling wind today. Just now a big branch came loose from its trunk mooring and thundered onto the roof, threatening the structure of the house and by… More…

Lorenna Grant-Artist in Residence at Laughing Waters.

Lorenna Grant- Artist in Residence at Laughing Waters I really want to convey the experience that I had visiting Lorenna Grant. She's the latest Artist in Residence at Laughing… More…

Material Things

Material Things ©Libby Schrieber Apple Picking Saints, silk cut linoleum print There's a little number that's been tucked away at the back of my wardrobe for what seems like a… More…

Stephanie Mew

Stephanie Mew (Detail) I have to admit that I couldn't get enough of Stephanie's work. So this is the first of two posts I'm planning to show you. I went down to her exhibition at… More…

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios-Nerina Lascelles

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios- Nerina Lascelles Last evening I travelled down to Mt Eliza for a preview of Nerina's latest exhibition at Manyung Gallery. Her work is very Zen,… More…

Kaya Storm - Open Studios

Kaya Storm This is where it all begins... Photograph by Kerry Cross Best word to describe this work is elegant. Simple sculptural shapes made from simple materials with… More…

Emmy Mavroidis

Emmy Mavroidis and Aldo Bilotta Emmy Mavroidis' work was shortlisted for this years Nillumbik Prize. It's a big brave drawing of a 'moving' figure. She loves the figure and has… More…

May Red Chair Event

May Red Chair Event- Lorenna Grant You could hear a pin drop in the Barn at Montsalvat as Lorenna Grant spoke about her work and her experience of the residency at Laughing… More…

Mirranda Burton

Mirranda Burton Mirranda Burton© Bird Brain If you're a regular Isiiad reader you couldn't have missed the fact that this weekend marks the beginning of the Nillumbik Artist's… More…

Ekphrasis Awards-2

Ekphrasis Awards Simon Icarus BAIGENT Caviar Spoon 1995 gold, ebony, mother of pearl, diamond, ruby 0.5cm x 5.5cm x 2.0cm ©Simon Icarus Baigent (Photo by Silvi Glattauer)… More…

Barbara Hauser's "London Carnival"

Barbara Hauser's "London Carnival" (Detail) Big, gutsy, unforgettable work! Pictures don't adequately show the scale and the impact of Barbara Hauser's work. Their size represents… More…

Stephanie Mew (2)

Stephanie Mew (2) I've come across a great publication, "Creative Spaces. 21 Years of Nillumbik Artists Open Studios." If you can get your hands on a copy before you see the… More…

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios-Jane Annois

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios - Jane Annois This weekend sees the Nillumbik artists open their studios to the public once again. Last week I had way too much fun meeting one of… More…

Launch of The First Train to Allwood

Launch of The First Train to Allwood at The Wattle Festival What better place to launch the local yarn bombing spectacular - The First Train to Allwood - than at the 2012… More…

Birrarung House Life Drawing

Birrarung House Life Drawing Photograph courtesy of Kerry Cross © Yesterday... picture this. Balmy spring day in the bush. Birdsong. A table laden with an enormous wedge of Prima… More…

Copyright

THIS ENTIRE SITE © 2010-2012 ISIIAD. ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL HEREIN, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE COPYRIGHTED BY ISIIAD. NO PART OF THIS SITE, OR ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN, MAY BE USED OR REPRODUCED IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.