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issue 9 - december 2017 | dig ital ar tistr y


06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

28 J U L I E P O W E L L

44 C O L I N K I L L I C K

- Strange Night At Stonehenge

- Kangaroo

- Small Ones

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

29- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T DALE BOTHA 33

45 L E A N N E M W I L L I A M S - Mummy And Babies

- Men At Work

08- N E W S 09 b y A D U

- 1973 - A Chinese Village

Members

- Bikes For Sale

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- Behind The Lens - Fishing On The Lake

Giveaways

48 C O L I N C A M P B E L L - Composite 6

- A Beetle

- Composite 7

12- A R T I C L E 13 H E AV E N A R T

GALLERY IN T ERVIE W

34 C H R I S T I N E B A R N E S - Leaves and Pods - Pretty Boy

By Barbara Dudzinska

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46- A L I O P P Y 47 - W h i t e W i n g s

- Pixie Per fect

- C a b b a g e Tr e e

10- A D U FA C E B O O K PA G E

- The Stare

W H AT ’ S O N - déjà vu Group E xhibition

49- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T JOYCE MARIS 53 - Zonnebloemen - Lily Rising

35 L O U I S E C A M P B E L L

- Beatrice - Spirit Of Love

- Tr a n s p o r t e d

- Lit tle Squares

- EndoWomanAr t

15- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 21 - H e a v e n A r t G a l l e r y - Light Space & Time

- Behind The Mask

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- Photoshop Creative - Shif t Ar t - Living The Photo Ar tistic Life

- Girl Disrupted

36- PA M H E N D E R S O N

- Fading Away

- Ice Caves

- Marcella

- Walk In T he Woods

38- A R T I C L E 39 DT HOEM WB RI LODV S K I S

- JOURNE Y IN TO

54 T O N Y S T E P H E N S O N - Hayley 1b

- St Helena Bay

By Margaret Kalms

22 J O H A N N A G O U D S B L O M - Crazy Dreams

40 E D W I N L E U N G - The Archer

55 M E R R A N G Â Û S - New Zealand 1

- New Zealand 2

- Come With Me

23 D E A N H O H N - Moon Glow

- Light In The Waves

AT H A L I E TAY L O R

26 I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F

43 A N D R E W H AY S O M

- Nicole

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BARBAR A DUDZINSK A - Free For Now - Guardian Angel

- Stasis

- Winter

- The Dancer

42 C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N

- Kicking Up A Storm

56 A N T H E A S C O T T E

- Shopping Centre Reflections

24- A N N L AV I N 25 - M e r r y C h r i s t m a s - Anna

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- Asian Assassin - Dragon Lady

- Plasma

- Mother And Child

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GER ARD WHEL AN - Mountain View - Paradise Garden

58 M A R Y K N A G G S - S u n ’s F i e r y K i s s - T h e To f f


59 H E I D E H O F F M A N - T he Real Realit y 4

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- Whirly Gig Of Mind

60- A R T I C L E 61 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

INSP IR AT ION

JULIA HARWOOD - Flower Card

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S Y LV I A C H AT T E R T O N - Mexican Festival Of The Dead

- Tr e e M a i d e n

64- A L B A M A S S 65 - A l l B y M y s e l f

80- A R T I C L E 81 F I N D I N G A

66 D I E P T R A N

82 I N E K E C L A R K E

- The Gif t Of Life - Per fect Storm

69- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T ONA BOORMAN 73

- Calm Green

- Upper Class Roost - Gone B e ac hin’ - Dreaming - Back Among The Shadows

INGRID DOUGL AS - Fitzroy Island - Vermeer Jug

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MICHELLE DRUMMOND - The Polar Express 11 - T he Summoning

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MICK ROONEY - K n i g h t ’s C o d e - Good Friends

- Passing Through

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THYSJE ARTHUR - Rust And Weeds - Shacklock 501

98 B I L L O L D H A M

- Chasing But ter flies - More Food Please

- Bleeding Burns

- Going Home

- Lots Of Blood

- The Magic Pearl

84- S H A R O N R A N K M O R E 85 - Tr e a s u r e

100 C O R R I N E D AV I S

86 H E L E N A K E R S T R O M

101 V I K I M U R R AY

- Better Days

- Hand Of God - Feed Me

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GEORGE KONCZ - Por t Of Newcastle - Amelia Voodoo Girl

88 M I K E S T O N E

- Falling T hru Dreams - Ice Pirate

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- On T he Run

99 M A R G I E O ’ H A R A

- Autumn T houghts - Remember When

96 LY N N J E N K I N S

83 M A R G A R E T K A L M S

- Ta k e M e A w a y - Magic Nights

HAPPY MEDIUM

- G r a m p i a n ’s D r e a m i n g

- Gymnast in Watercolour

68 K E V I N S I M S

- Visions Of Melbourne 2

B y Tr i s h H o s k i n s

- Leave Me Alone

- Luscious Lips

K A R E N WA A L W Y K - Visions Of Melbourne 1

- Blow in’ In T he W ind

JACK MCKENZIE

95 K Y E T H O M P S O N - Behind The Rain

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- Arc Angel

- Empowered Woman

- Aussie Bush Scene

62- H A Z E L B L A K E 63 - R a c h e l 4

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- Drawn By Her Destiny

- Angel Card

by Andrew Haysom

- Be The Change

94 J I M D AW S O N

89- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T 93 P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N - Lakeside - 123 - Equals Love - C h a i n e d Te a r s - Painted Flower - Seashore Dreaming - Organis - The Way

- Earnslaw - Shed

- Solitar y 4

- Ghostly Whitewood Eagle

102- A R T I C L E 103 R E D L A N D ’ S

FAB FOUR

by Maureen Max well

104- S U E M A S T E R T O N 105 - E d e n A n d T h e C a t - To Ta m e A T i g e r

106- S U E M A P L E S 107 - S k e t c h e d P o p p y

- Walking Through

108 J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R - Once Upon A Time - Making Way

109 S A N D Y B O L E S - Ty r a

- Into T he Wild

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110 D E N N I S R I C K A R D - Pelican L anding

- Black Anther Flax Lily

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MAUREEN MA XWELL - Jewelled Snake - More Food Mum

112- A N N W E H N E R 113 - T i e s T h a t B i n d - To r n

114- T R I S H H O S K I N 115 - L o o k A t M e

- South Of The Border

116 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R - Dreamscape

117 J I L L C L I F F E

- A Single Water Drop - Dandelion

FRONT COVER by DENNIS RICK ARD - Af ter The Rain

Heide Hoffman

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Be My Guest

Ona Boorman

Venus


Dale Botha

Hazel Blake

Walking In The Rain

Avalon 2

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE December is finally upon us and the silly season is yet again in full swing. Not long now until Santa arrives, so I hope you all have your Christmas stocking out ready to hang for the jolly man to fill.

congratulations what a fantastic effort.

Well what a month November was - both exciting and sad at the same time. Firstly with my exciting appointment as your new Editor of Artists Down Under, and secondly the very sad resignation of our wonderful longstanding Editor and Founder of this superb magazine - Athalie Taylor, due to health reasons. From all of us at Artists Down Under, we thank you Athalie, from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done and hope you make a speedy recovery.

You will read a fascinating article by one of our artists, Margaret Kalms about the world renowned Photographer - Peter Dombrovskis. ... and his life’s journey to get his work to where it is today.

November has been a very rewarding month for our artists with a large number having great success in photographic art competitions and some winning “Image of the Year” -

This month we take an in-depth look at a unique kind of Art Gallery and one that is very close to a lot of our artists’ hearts – Heaven Art Gallery

We meet a group of artists that are not only good friends, but have come up with a way of creating art using the old “Chinese Whispers” method, and follow their step by step journey into their first finished piece.

We delve into some always needed Photoshop tutorials with our ever loving artist Andrew Haysom as he takes us step by step into how he created his awesome image – “Whirlpool”. Trish Hoskins talks about how to find a “Happy Medium” of gathering images for our artistic creations, one that I am sure we will all agree with and laugh along with. Ann Lavin - Christmas Blessing s

Let’s not forget about this month’s four very talented Feature Artists, Dale Botha, Joyce Maris, Ona Boorman and Phillipa Frederiksen. I am sure their work will simply blow you away. Sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy the work of our very talented artists from all over Australia and New Zealand.

Pam Henderson Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Foxey Squirrel - Jai Johnson Copyright 2017 ©

Tr i s h H o s k i n s - A C h r i s t m a s B a u b l e

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Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work.


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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

NEWS

Care for Africa Support the Care for Africa Foundation to raise much needed funds to help drill fresh water wells in the Tanzanian villages. The latest prize is the artwork “Goat Island Morning” (pictured above) by Dean Hohn. The image is a sublimation print on aluminium with an ultra gloss finish and a floating hanger, 20”x30” (511cmx76cm). The image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in support of the Care for Africa Foundation.

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The raffle will be drawn the 24th January 2018. Raffle tickets are $5 for one and 3 for $10. Tickets are available from the Penguin Creek Gallery, from Dean by sending him an email to dean.hohn@bigpond.com and from Diana Butler at diana@careforafrica.org.au The winner of the 24th September Care For Africa Raffle “Water is Life” which was delayed has now been drawn & the winner was Brian Grill from Karratha, WA.


Dean Hohn 5th Anniversary Exhibition Dean has been invited to exhibit in the Gallery Pejean 5th Anniversary Exhibition which opens on the 3rd November. The exhibition will be hung and available for viewing from the 28th October. Gallery Pejean is an exciting platform for Australian contemporary art, showcasing both established and emerging artists, with a focus on Tasmanian artists. Located in the heart of Launceston’s CBD in the vibrant George Street precinct, Gallery Pejean is a commercial art gallery that promotes and presents the work of contemporary visual artists working across a broad spectrum of mediums and artistic platforms. Dean has been invited to exhibit in many Gallery Pejean exhibitions. Dean Hohn - 5th Anniversary Exhibition November 01 – December 02. Gallery Pejean 57 George St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! INever think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch. It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world.

I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting.

Launceston, Tasmania. As a result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege.

Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board to work out how I could fit into their organization. In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org.

You can see my gallery of images at https:// worldpix.org/galleries-2/ Dean Hohn

My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, which is the charity I’m raising funds for are based in

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Ineke Clarke - Colours

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/

Ineke Clarke - Hong Kong Harbour

So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Dale Botha - Go To The Edge

Dale Botha - The Look Out Point

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Dale Botha - The Typing Pool


Ineke Clarke - Grampians Reflection Helen Akerstrom - Baako

Helen Akerstrom Friends Are The Flowers Of Life

Helen Akerstrom - Precious Kiss

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, USA, is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation.

December’s lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Ann Wehner Dianne Stafford (White Lane Studio’s) texture & Overlay Kit - Margaret Kalms - Helen Akerstrom

Teddi Rutshman can be found at http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop. Diane Stafford from Chester, UK, designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under for the month of November. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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HEAVEN ART GALLERY - INTERVIEW by Barbara Dudzinska

Heaven Art Gallery Is a Designers/Buyers One-Stop Source for Art Interview with Gisela and Randy Anagnostis, “the owners of Heaven Art Gallery, in Scottsdale, Arizona”. “Awake” artists are very lucky to have this great opportunity found for us by Sebastian Michaels. We all can exhibit our art in this one of the kind Art Gallery in Arizona. A lot of “Awake” artists are already winning top places in monthly competitions in Heaven Art Gallery. We all try to build our names and most of us are looking for the places to exhibit our art. This is a great place to show our art. It’s one of the best locations in the Scottsdale Art District. Heaven Art Gallery is unique and thanks to Sebastian Michaels and owners of the gallery, Gisela and Randy Anagnostis we have a dedicated screen only for “Awake” artists with monthly competitions just for us. Please read what owners of the gallery, Gisela

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and Randy Anagnostis have to say about this great opportunity. Heaven Art Gallery is the first all-digital art gallery in the world and has attracted the attention of local, national and international artists, art associations, interior designers, art buyers and a steady stream of visitors. Thousands of pieces of artwork from around the world are displayed on a daily basis. Using high definition 65-inch LED display screens throughout the gallery, visitors are able to view the work of artists from around the world and from scores United States cities and towns. The innovative concept of Heaven Art Gallery allows for the presentation of art in all kinds of media. Paintings in oil and acrylic, watercolors,

photography, sculptures, ceramics, mosaics, pen and ink drawings, lithographs and mixed media are displayed in different exhibits every hour, six days a week. Interior designers and art buyers can find any type of artwork they might need in just one single location for commercial, residential or special projects. All works of art exhibited are originals with new exhibits every month. Large format prints on photo paper, canvas, metallic and acrylic can readily be purchased in any size and shipped anywhere in the United States. The artist’s original work can also be purchased. Design firms, collectors and art specifiers are offered every variety of media to suit their needs.


HEAVEN ART GALLERY - INTERVIEW Cont ....

Owners and Managers of the gallery, Gisela and Randy Anagnostis, shared their vision of the gallery being a prototype of what traditional art galleries may become in the future. “The overwhelming response from artists and visitors is that Heaven Art Gallery is the most innovative concept of presenting art in a real brick-andmortar gallery. Artists locally and internationally are thrilled to be participating in our gallery because of its prestigious U.S. location and the reputation already being established as an exciting, new and culturally diverse venue for the presentation of all kinds of art,” said Randy Anagnostis. “Our purpose is to break down the entry barrier of a typical art gallery for emerging, novice and professional artists to have their work shown in a reputable gallery,” he added. Gisela Anagnostis offers another aspect of the gallery

relative to visitors. “Part of our intention was to create a different kind of gallery experience for our visitors. They are exposed to so much variety of art in every media that they can’t possibly find in most traditional art galleries.” The City of Scottsdale recently chose Heaven Art Gallery for a 90-second Downtown Scottsdale Spotlight video that will be aired beginning in December due to the gallery’s creative and innovative concept. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane was very pleased that the Anagnostis’ selected Scottsdale as their choice location for the gallery. “The art community here is already renowned worldwide and adding this new kind of gallery that integrates technology is extremely creative. It is a positive step toward continuing the reputation of the Scottsdale Art District and

the City’s support of the arts.” Scottsdale City Councilman David Smith stated, “This gallery is innovative and a welcomed addition to the Scottsdale Art District. Heaven Art Gallery is indicative of the type of new, creative business that can add to the continued success of this area.” Heaven Art Gallery is located at 7113 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. The gallery is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10AM to 6PM; Thursday, 1PM to 9PM; Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. For additional information about Heaven Art Gallery, visit the gallery’s web site at: www. heavenartgalleryusa.com or call 1-860-5503390.

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

WHAT’S ON déjà vu Group Exhibition December 6th - January 20th

Dean Hohn -

Gallery Pejean 57 George Street Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The term déjà vu is French and means, literally, “already seen”. This exhibition revisits work from the stockroom, some of which has never been seen in the front gallery. All artwork is available to take at time of purchase so the exhibition will be constantly changing throughout its duration. Dreaming Of Fortunes

A Bright New Day

Margaret Kalms

Sunset Arrival

Nautica

Make your shopping count, visit and share: I’ve learnt a lot about pattern design and shape h t t p s : / / w w w . r e d b u b b l e . c o m / p e o p l e / as the designs needed to be adapted to the I’ve recently started to sell my art and designs on EndoWomanArt/shop different aspect ratios of different products. clothing, household goods, laptop and phone cases and even as framed pictures! I’m using my site There are cash prizes; $2,500 first, $1,000 second Click on this link to see the Throw pillow as a fundraiser for endometriosis research (I’ve and $500 third; plus prize winners get to sell their products in the Library gift shop! It would be dedicated 20% of profits). Endometriosis affects 1 You can buy designer clothing at affordable in 10 women worldwide (500,000 in Australia) and terrific publicity by a reputable institution. What prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at a great opportunity! can cause debilitating chronic pain. We urgently the same time!! Share EndoWomanArt with your need more funding for research into better, more friends or buy a unique treat for yourself and your My design shown here uses an historical effective, non-invasive treatments. botanical illustration by Pietro Andrea Mattioli. friends. Margaret Kalms It’s available on dozens of products including Click here to visit EndoWomanArt cloths, laptop covers and mugs. “Last month Margaret Kalms entered a competition which was a collaboration between Redbubble and the State Library of Victoria! We were given images from the library’s historic collection to use on our products. Margaret chose the botanicals which included some interesting Australian flowers, banksias and cassias. You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time because 20% profits go to endometriosis research.

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Johanna Goudsblom - Dreamin’ Away

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heaven art gallery Heaven Art Gallery was opened in May 2017 and is already a very successful place for international and local artists. The gallery is located in the main art district of Scottsdale, Arizona and is one of a kind due to unconventional way of displaying art. Art is displayed on huge digital screens and each screen can display hundreds of artworks. Thanks to Sebastian Michaels one of the screens is dedicated to “Awake” artists. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all f us to have our art on display. Once again in November, Artists Down Under had a lot of art approved for contest and exhibition.

Barbara Dudzinska - Global Peace

Congratulation to all contest winners and exhibition artists from “Down Under”. Down Under Artists - Competition Winners for November 2017 Category: Peace Honorable mentions Barbara Dudzinska - Australia - ‘Global Peace’ Ann Wehner - Australia - ‘Jai Guru Deva Om- Across The Universe’ Category: Beauty 3rd Place Barbara Dudzinska - Australia - ‘Emerging Beauty’ Honorable mentions Dean Hohn – Australia -’The Dominator’ Category: Mystery 1st Place Ann Wehner - Australia -’The Rope Swing’ Honorable mentions Dale Botha - ‘ Australia - Life in Tatters’

Barbara Dudzinska - Emerging Beauty

Ann Wehner - Atlantis

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Ann Wehner - Jai Guru Deva Om - Across The Universe


Down Under Artists - Contest & Exhibition for November 2017 Dale Botha - ‘Life In Tatters’ Category Mystery – Australia Dale Botha - ‘Life Cycle Of A Butterfly’ Category Beauty - Australia Barbara Dudzinska - ‘Global Peace’ Category Peace - Australia Barbara Dudzinska - ‘Pegasus’ Category Mystery – Australia Barbara Dudzinska - ‘Peace Of Mind’ Category Peace - Australia Barbara Dudzinska - ‘Emerging Beauty’ Category Beauty - Australia Dale Botha - Life Cycle Of A Butterfly

Barbara Dudzinska - ‘Peace Of Nature’ Category peace - Australia Dean Hohn - ‘The Dominator’ Category Beauty - Australia Dean Hohn - ‘Mom’s Joey’ Category Joy - Australia Ann Wehner - ‘Jai Guru Deva Om- Across The Universe’ Category Peace - Australia Ann Wehner - ‘Atlantis’ Category Mystery - Australia Ann Wehner - ‘The Rope Swing’ Category Mystery - Australia Ann Wehner - ‘Innocence Lost’ Category Beauty - Australia Ann Wehner - ‘A Mother’s Love’ Category Joy - Australia

Dale Botha - Life In Tatters

Down Under Featured Artist for November 2017 Johanna Goudsblom - ‘Dreamin’ Away’ - New Zealand

Dean Hohn - The Dominator

Ann Wehner - A Mother’s Love

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Light Space and Time “Nature” Art Exhibition – Overall Category

2nd Place – Julie Powell – “Wedgetail”

Moving beyond the realm of simple photography, Julie Powell creates surreal, whimsical and fantastical works of digital art, often capturing emotion and moments in time along with symbolism to explore reality on a slightly different level. Julie was born in Melbourne and has lived her whole life there, surrounded by a vibrant and exciting art community. Not classically trained and mostly self-taught with a background in graphic art and design, Julie has transitioned from more traditional art forms to the digital art medium, often depicting images in her own unique painterly style. Julie is published both online and in magazines. As an Artistic Coach and Mentor, Julie thrives on helping and encouraging other emerging digital artists, and is widely active and respected throughout the digital artist community. Julie’s website is http://www.juliepowellphoto.com

Julie Powell - Wedgetail

Nature Art Exhibition – Photography Category 1st Place – Julie Powell – “Wedgetail” 5th Place – Karen Waalwyk – “Perched On A Termite Mound” 6th Place – Lyn Darlington – “Hard Day At The Office!” 7th Place – Andrew Haysom – “Spotted Pardalotes” Hon. Mention – Christina Brunton – “Blue Boy” Hon. Mention – Karen Waalwyk – “A Solitary Walk” Hon. Mention – Lyn Darlington – “Water Play!”

Nature Art Exhibition – Special Merit

Lynn Darlington - Where’s My Mummy

Lyn Darlington – “Where’s My Mummy?” Andrew Haysom – “Dingo And Puppy” Dean Hohn – “Goat Island Sunrise” Dean Hohn – “Temperate Wonderland” Julie Powell – “The Watcher” Karen Waalwyk – “Mesmerising Eyes”

Dean Hohn - Temperate Wonderland

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Lyn Darlington - Water Play!


Dean Hohn - Goat Island Sunrise

Andrew Haysom - Spotted Pardalotes

Christina Brunton - Blue Boy

Karen Waalwyk - Perched On A Termite Mound

Andrew Haysom - Dingo And Puppy

Julie Powell - The Watcher

Karen Waalwyk - A Solitary Walk

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Photoshop Creative Magazine Congratulations to Ann Wehner Congratulations to Ann Wehner for her image being chosen to be included in the November edition of the Readers Gallery section of the “Photoshop Creative Magazine.” AN ANGEL NEEDS NO WINGS

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An Angel Needs No Wings

Congratulations to Christina Brunton Congratulations to Christina Brunton for having her image chosen as “IMAGE OF THE YEAR.” Christina’s photo also received 1st place in digital. EFFIE’S PET Effie’s Pet

Shift Art Congratulations to Karen Waalwyk Congratulations to Karen Waalwyk for receiving an honourable mention in the November Shift Art competition for her entry. COME INTO A NEW WORLD Come Into A New World

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE Congratulations to the following Artists Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the November Issue of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, Issue No.33 Julie Powell - Inspired By Gatsby - Vermillion Tran Diep - Leave Me Alone - Pensive Christina Brunton - Sky Wombarra Ann Lavin - The Butterfly - Wistful Loiuse Campbell - Spirit Of Equus Sue Masterton - Cast Aside Ann Wehner - Beside A Babbling Brook - Blinded By The Past Dale Botha - Roses 2 Michelle Drummond - Shipwrecked Leanne M Williams - The Stare - A Mother’s Love Viki Murray - Forest Bathing Judi Lapsley Miller - It’s About Time - Unfurling

Michelle Drummond - Shipwrecked Ann Lavin - Wistful

Judi Lapsley Miller - Unfurling Tran Diep - Pensive

Viki Murray - Forest Bathing Dale Botha - Roses 2

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CR AZY DREAMS by JOHANNA GOUDSBLOM

New Zealand

https:// www.assetimagery.zenfolio.com https:// artboja.com/art/13enw6/

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MOON GLOW

L I G H T I N T H E WAV E S by DE AN HOHN

Australia

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MERRY CHRISTMAS b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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ANNA b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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KICKING UP A STORM

NICOLE

by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

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FREE FOR NOW

GUARDIAN ANGEL by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

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K ANGAROO 1

SMALL ONES by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

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DA L E B OTH A

M E N AT W O R K 29


BIKES FOR HIRE

CABBAGE TREE 30


BEHIND THE LENS

FISHING ON THE L AKE by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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1973

A CHINESE VILL AGE by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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A BEETLE

“What is creative living? It is any life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear” – an extract from BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert. This quote from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book had a profound effect on my thinking. It demonstrated for me that by being brave and taking risks, irrespective of the outcome, I may be able to get closer to my goal of calling myself a digital artist. It has taken a while, but I am happy to say that despite the confidence I gained through an enormous amount of trial and error, the ongoing desire to push boundaries, try new techniques, experiment and constantly ask myself “what if?” has become a natural part of my creative regime and carried me further on my creative journey than I could ever have hoped for before. Constant inspiration comes from the extremely talented group of AWAKE and KAIZEN artists with whom I am privileged to be associated. It also comes from my daily surroundings, my love of colour, music, nature, books, family, friends and life in general. I hope that my work either tells a story, evokes an emotion or invites the viewer to find their own story in what they see. I am only just beginning to find my voice as a digital artist and am constantly looking for new ways to enhance my work as small changes in a piece of digital art make a huge difference. It is this discovery process that excites, challenges and invigorates me especially when something awesome and totally unexpected happens! Being constantly curious about my art, taking risks with my art and finding balance within my art is truly wonderful and has helped me make the conscious choice to hone my skills and create my own artistic path. DALE BOTHA

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DOMBROVSKIS : JOURNEY INTO THE WILD

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by Margaret Kalms Sometimes conventional, un-manipulated photography is so stunning it catches your breath! Peter Dombrovskis’ photographs, now showing at The National Library of Australia (NLA), fit this description. Peter Dombrovskis - Journeys into the Wild, is an exhibition of 70 photographs, chosen from a collection of over 3,000 large format slides held at the NLA. Dombrovskis was dedicated to showing the natural landscapes that he loved. Most of the photos were taken in South West Tasmania with a few from Macquarie Island and Fraser Island. Most Australians had never seen such primal landscapes before. His iconic calendars and books, published in the 1980s, were immensely popular and continued to be published by his widow, Liz Dombrovskis, right up until 2008. In the 1980s, Peter Dombrovskis’s photographs were influential in the campaign to save the Gordon and Franklin Rivers from being dammed for hydro-electricity. This was a controversial development and even became political. Photography as environmental activism! Bob Brown selected the original photograph, ”Morning mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Tasmania” for the campaign poster. The photos range from close-ups of cushion mosses and fungi to vast dramatic scenes. He was a very considered photographer, planning his trips carefully. He had to. He went to many isolated places, sometimes hiking for days at a time. He needed to carry all his food, camping gear and photographic equipment. His pack would have been cumbersome and heavy. He had to be prepared for all conditions from bright sunshine to howling winds, to rain and snow! And his camera was heavy, a large format Linhof Master Technika 5 x 4 inch with three lenses; 90mm, 150mm and 300mm. Dombrovskis often waited for hours for the perfect light such as in Morning light on Little

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Richea Scoparia in bloom at Barn Bluff - Cradle Mountain Lake

Horn, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania. The region was isolated with no trails. He did bold and dangerous feats such as climbing up cliffs or canoeing down uncharted rapids such as First Split from lower basin, Gordon River, Tasmania. When I saw First Split, I though Dombroskis would have done the splits himself just getting into that position!

When you visit, take your time to absorb the photographs, to really see them. Each one is carefully composed and has exquisite detail. You will see unusual plants from this corner of ancient Gondwana. I was privileged that I didn’t have to get tired, cold, wet and hungry in order to see these magnificent scenes. They transported


me to a place of serenity while I stayed safe and warm indoors! Dombrovskis: 1945 - 1996, died far too early, doing what he loved, photographing near Mount Hayes in the Western Arthurs mountain range in South West Tasmania. You can enjoy his work at home: the NLA has published an art quality book to accompany the exhibition, available at the NLA bookshop. Go and visit Peter Dombrovskis - Journeys into the Wild, in Canberra at the NLA. The exhibition is free and is open every day and exhibition continues until 30 January 2018. Dombrovskis’ photographs are published with permission, thank you National Library of Australia.

Rainforest Fungi, Glen Calder - Franklin River, Tasmania First Split From The Lower Basin - Gordon River, Tasmania

Morning Light On Little Horn - Cradle Mountain Lake

Red Phase Of Deciduous Beech - Nothofagus Gunnii - Cradle Mountain Lake

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COME WITH ME by EDWIN L EUNG

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MARCELL A I’m a bit of an eclectic artist, but one thing’s for sure, I normally use a female face in my art. Drawing and painting faces is a passion I’ve had for many years. Self taught through on-line classes. To see the first face I ever painted (and that I was so proud of at the time) is absolutely awful, but I have kept some of the out-of-proportion, quirkiness of those early faces, as it adds a unique style to my art. During these early years I discovered many techniques and mediums, and my favourite medium to use is a mixture of graphite pencils, coloured pencils and acrylic paint on watercolour paper, using a photo as a reference, especially for the light and shadow areas of the face. Years later, in 2015, I discovered digital art through Sebastian Michaels’ tutoring in his on-line courses. Now this was something entirely different, using Photoshop as my medium, and (by now) hundreds and hundreds of textures and elements and techniques to enhance my art. The good thing about having a background in drawing and painting is that I can use my experience with “light and shadow” to really make my art pop, and make it come alive. I also now use models in my digital art which are so much fun to create with. In the image titled “Beatrice – Spirit of Love” I also used a background of a photo taken near my home on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. My own photography is something I wish to use more of, so I am currently practising with camera and tripod to bring something new and different to my digital art. This is a never ending, exciting journey that I am very fortunate to enjoy every day.

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION Andrew Haysom

I admit to being a Photoshop junkie. I love just playing around in Photoshop, I think the correct technical term is “futzing”. “Futzing” is defined as “unstructured, playful, often experimental interaction between a human being and a computer, product, or any technology”. I don’t really mind if I don’t always end up with a resulting image I love, it’s fun to play anyway. I enjoy looking for sources of inspiration, and ways to make that “futzing” more fun, and the chances of a successful result more likely. Today I want to share with you two of my favourite sources of inspiration. The image shown in Figure 1 is a recent creation I called “Whirlpool”, and is created mainly from ideas and techniques from these two wonderful inspirational sources. The first inspirational source is Scott Valentine, one of the most well-respected writers on Adobe Photoshop there is. What I love about Scott’s work is how deeply technical he usually is. If you’re someone like me who likes to understand the “nuts and bolts”, and what is going on behind the scenes, you’ll love Scott’s work too.

1. Create a new document, 3000x3000 pixels, 300 pixels/inch, RGB & 16-bit. 2. Set the foreground colour to black and the background colour to white. 3. Set two guides, one vertical at 50% and one horizontal at 50% to establish a centre point for the document. 4. Select the Gradient tool and set it to Angle gradient, make sure Reverse is not checked. Create a gradient on the background layer by dragging left-to-right from the centre of the document to the right hand edge of the document. 5. Clip a new Posterize adjustment layer to the background layer and set the Levels to 30. 6. Create a new blank layer. 7. Select the Gradient tool and set it to Radial gradient, check Reverse. Create a gradient on the new blank layer by dragging left-toright from the centre of the document to somewhere just outside the right hand edge of the document.

8. Clip a new Posterize adjustment layer to the Radial gradient layer and set the Levels to 30. 9. Set the Blend Mode of the Radial gradient layer to Linear Burn. 10. Create a Stamp Visible layer using “The Move” Shift+Option(Alt)+Command (Ctrl)+E. 11. On the new Stamp Visible layer use the Distort/Twirl filter, in the example I set the amount to -90. Figure 2 shows what your Photoshop screen and Layer panel should look like after following the above steps.

The snail shell like shape that you can see in the “Whirlpool” image was created using techniques laid out by Scott in an article called “Gradient Experiments” in the October/ November 2017 issue of Photoshop User magazine. Rather than repeat the article here, I thought I would lay out the steps (slightly changed from the article) to create the basic snail shell in the image. Then you can have a play yourself.

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Now obviously there are endless variations to this idea. By using different gradients, different directions for those gradients, different colours, different blend modes, different filters you can create wonderful varieties of elements for your images. Duplicate the elements (like I did with the snail shell for “Whirlpool”) and blend them in, or blend in different elements for more variations on the theme. Then use other Photoshop adjustment layers and filters to tweak to a pleasing result. I also want to very highly recommend two of Scott’s Photoshop publications. These are my very favourite Photoshop books. If you love Photoshop, especially the nitty-gritty, nuts-andbolts of Photoshop, I can guarantee you will love these books. They will give you so many ideas, I cannot recommend them highly enough. Both are available as real books and e-books, there’s even a video version, from Adobe Press and other on-line book sources. “The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop” (ISBN 13: 978-0-321-82376-2) “The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop” (ISBN 13: 978-0-321-95771-9)

each. He records a detailed video for each action that shows how to use the action. His actions cover a very wide range of effects, from flames and explosions, to various dispersion effects and painting styles. You can find his range of Photoshop actions at this web address; https://graphicriver.net/user/ sevenstyles/portfolio One of the things I love about his actions is the multi-layered result that makes tweaking the effect of the action, or changing it completely, very easy. I don’t believe I have ever just run an action and used the end-result without significant tweaking. The fact that effects are in different layers also enables the inclusion of certain layered effects to be combined between actions, or to be transplanted between compositions. The diagonal line/light effects in the “Whirling” piece were created in, and extracted from the SevenStyles “Blades” action. Anyway, enough from me, time for you to go investigate some of Scott Valentines and SevenStyles work, and inspire yourself to some new Photoshop creations.

The second source for inspiration is SevenStyles, an Australian author of Photoshop actions. He has many Photoshop actions for sale on the Graphic River website. They are quite reasonably priced at around US$6-8

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ARC ANGEL by HAZEL BL AKE

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ALL BY MYSELF by AL BAMASS

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BE THE CHANGE by AL BAMASS

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DRE AMING by ONA BOORMAN

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My name is Ona and I currently live in Grafton, located on the far north coast of NSW but I am shortly moving to the NW coast of Tasmania where my partner and I recently purchased a block of land. I am really looking forward to this next phase of our lives and can’t wait to start. While I have been heavily involved in digital scrapbooking for the last ten years, I have found that in the last few years my focus has evolved into a more art-based form, applying Photoshop techniques to creatively manipulate images to express an idea or thought. I find the process of manipulating images very satisfying and relaxing and love nothing better than merging several different versions of an image together to see what I can come up with. Adding texture to my digital art pieces is another passion of mine. Trying to mimic the real life feel of a soft piece of lace or a raised blob of paint, or the rough surface of a rock or brick can be challenging, and while I may not always be successful I sure do have fun! Inspiration for my digital art often comes from various places such as; nature, songs, poems or a photo. Sometimes I have an idea in my head that I just have to get out or at times I just throw a few things on the ‘canvas’ and see what I come up with. One thing I do know for sure is that my artistic creativeness needs an outlet and I have found the perfect medium in digital manipulation. It’s simply a way of life for me now and I love the fact that I learn something new in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements every single day. ONA BOORMAN

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THE SUMMONING by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

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FINDING A HAPPY MEDIUM Trish Hoskins Finding That Source! Finding a source for images to create can sometimes seem overwhelming. I myself often jump from pillar to post in deciding what I want to focus or concentrate on. We all are probably guilty of scrolling through the countless images in our Facebook or Instagram groups and doing the “chimp” at images (oow ow oow) and wanting to replicate them for ourselves. So off we go and gather countless terabytes of images be it from a designer or web source, or we take off and scout for images of our own.

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We play for a bit and then never end up achieving anything half as good or lose sight of the original image and end up with our own version. End result is we have so many thousands of images, kits, etc. that you just get entirely overwhelmed and end up procrastinating and achieving nothing. I myself have been entirely guilty of this over the past year or so and after a quick trip overseas in late August came home with another couple of thousand images staring at me in my explorer folders saying, “Pick me! Pick me!”. I sometimes do almost nothing. I spent days just moving images from folder to folder tidying

up duplicates and exclaiming over images and elements I had forgotten I had. That down time got me enthused. It made me realise that it is OK to take a break from constantly creating because sometimes what you create is almost done on rote and you are not actually achieving anything. I decided to stop reviewing the thousands of images I have and find a new challenge. Funny that it was to be adding another 350 odd images to my already 27,633 images on my iPhone!!


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A friend referred me to an opening of a garden in the local hills for what we call in Australia – “Open Garden Scheme” – where properties that have exceptional gardens will open them up for usually one or two days a year and the public can visit for a small fee. Usually they offer morning and afternoon teas at a small cost and, depending on the place, plants for sale and often an Artist in Residence.

I never ever knew there were so many varieties of Iris that could be grown. They were just magnificent.

My visit was to an Iris garden. I checked if it was suitable to take photos as the minute I reached the front gate I knew I was in for a treat.

So, I think we all just need to often take time to break from our routines or visiting places we always do and start to think outside the square. I had hesitated about going but it was so worth it and I have a library of images that can both be

I spent a good couple of hours wandering, sitting and admiring the blooms and all the while my mind was ticking over - how could I create with these. The possibilities were endless and I couldn’t wait to get home to start experimenting.

worked on their own right as well as incorporating into other digital pieces I create. That trigger of stepping out of my own zone renewed my enthusiasm and motivation to begin creating again.

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LOTS OF BLOOD

BLEEDING BURNS by MARGARE T K ALMS Australia

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FEED ME by HELEN AK ERSTROM

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AMELIA VOODOO GIRL by GEORGE KONCZ

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T H E WAY

After teaching I acquired an Associate Diploma in Visual Art, majoring in Applied Textiles and since then I have entered many mainstream competitions and have taken part in quite a few group exhibitions, organizing some of them myself. I chose photography over textile art as I could see that it would be forever challenging and indeed, it has proven so. As technology progresses, so do the opportunities to use this medium in so many different ways. I have always been interested in creative imagery and creating this in the computer or the phone. I have also been combining my creative photography with sketching over/under the image. My grandchildren are my most popular models but I also use store mannequins for my subjects. I give talks and workshops on how to create images on the phone.

PHILLIPA FREDERIKSEN

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TREE MAIDEN by KYE THOMPSON

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PA S S I N G T H R O U G H b y LY N N J E N K I N S

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SHACKLOCK 501 by THYS JE ARTHUR

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MORE FOOD PLE ASE by BIL L OL DHAM

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GOING HOME by MARGIE O’HAR A

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REDLAND’S FAB FOUR - A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF FOUR PHOTO ARTISTS Maureen Maxwell

The members of our group consist of our new editor Pam Henderson, Gerard Whelan, Mick Rooney and Maureen Maxwell. We all live in Redlands City, which is east of Brisbane, on the shores of Moreton Bay in Queensland. The four of us joined Sebastian Michaels’ Photo Artistry course, and his 12 months AWAKE course, at different times over the last two and a half years and as a result we are at different stages of development. Each one of us has a shared interest in photography, and we all had a desire to push our photography in different directions and to allow our creative muse to fly free. We meet regularly for dinner to talk about our shared passions, bounce ideas around, and

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REDLAND’S FAB FOUR - Continued....

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to discuss where we can take our collective thoughts over time. The first idea to come from our group is to conduct Collaborative Volleys on a monthly basis. We will each take it in turn to start the volley with an image, or artwork, of our own. This image will then bounce to the next person in the group to add their own creative ideas and on it goes until it reaches the last person to put the finishing touches to it. We then have the big ‘reveal’ at our next dinner. The final image ‘NAME OF ART WORK ????’ you see on this page is the result of our first collaboration. It has been really interesting, and motivating, to see how we each approached the art we are presented with. However, we all agreed that when we first looked at what we were challenged with we felt a degree

of ‘OH NO! What can I possibly do with that!’ But then the creativity started to kick in and off we went. The first person to start this volley off was Gerard as it was his idea to have a collaborative volley between us. Maureen, then Mick, followed and Pam added the final touches. We are so delighted, and excited, by the first collective image we created as a team. None of us had any idea where it would end up but that was the joy of it all. We also agreed that the learning opportunities by working together are numerous. Each one of us has focussed on different aspects of photo artistry, and it is these differences that have encouraged us to combine our artistic talent.

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INTO THE WILD by SANDY BOLES

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Australia

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https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

115


DREAMSCAPE by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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DANDELION

A S I N G L E WAT E R D R O P by JIL L CLIF F E

New Zealand

http://blendedfocus.com/ https://artboja.com/art/561dvj/ h t t p s : // a r t b o j a . c o m / a r t / 9 3 x 4 2 w /

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http://tinyurl.com/artisitsdownunderpublic

Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand – December 2017  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand group

Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand – December 2017  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand group