Wendy Edmond

Wendy Edmond

Retirement in 2004 and moving to a home on the beautiful Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, has given Wendy Edmond the opportunity to pursue her artistic leanings after lengthy careers in health and politics. Born and bred in Queensland, Wendy had lived and worked around the world and in other Australian States as a health professional before settling in Brisbane with her growing family. Always a keen photographer, Wendy now uses her photos as the inspiration for her paintings in pastels and acrylics. "It also gives me an excuse to travel," she said, with recent trips to Western Australia providing a mass of inspiration. "My first love has been landscapes using pastel, after seeing how vibrant, complex, and yet delicate pastels could be. More recently I have enjoyed using acrylics to paint both landscapes and still life paintings that have a strong floral theme. I love using lots of strong colour in both my landscapes and still life paintings and carry this through to my garden where I constantly squeeze in more flowers, more bulbs - even the trees must have flowers. Bits of the garden regularly feature in my paintings." Wendy's Southern Ocean Series of paintings, recently featured in an exhibition at Parliament House, Queensland was inspired by a trip in January 2011 around the coastline near Albany in Western Australia and was amazed by the colour of the sea as it led to the Great Southern Ocean, contrasting against the beaches and rocky headlands. "It seemed that every time we turned a corner there was another changing seascape. I just felt compelled to capture the feeling in these secret little bays and inlets." Wendy has taken the opportunity to study with leading Australian pastellists Leonie Duff and Max Wilks and also Mignon Parker at several McGregor Art Schools.

Down to the Hermitage

Abruzzo, Italy

acrylic

Still Life with Capsicum

pastel

framed 60 x 86 cm

$500

Tin Can Bay

QLD

acrylic

30x60cm

$300

North Coast

NSW

acrylic

45x60cm

$300

Rhododendron Gardens

Blackheath, Blue Mountains

acrylic

60x60cm

$320

Towards the Southern Ocean

Albany, WA

acrylic

framed 80 x 98cm

$750

Top-end Sunset

Yellow Waters, Kakadu

acrylic

50x77cm

$420

Path to the Beach

acrylic on canvas

50x40cm

$280

First Feel of the Pacific Ocean

pastel

31x47cm

NFS

Stanley Chasm

West MacDonnell Ranges

acrylic on canvas

91x46cm

$500

Uluru Old Rock and Ghost Gums

acrylic on canvas

91x91cm

$500

Monets Garden

acrylic on canvas

60x60cm

$300

Walk on the Wild Side

Flinders Ranges

acrylic on canvas

61x90cm

$400

Bunya Grove Blackall Ranges I

acrylic on canvas

framed 67x47cm

$440ea or both $700

Bunya Grove Blackall Ranges II

acrylic on canvas

framed 67x47cm

$440ea or both $700