There’s a very special art exhibition to be held in April 2016. ‘Inspired by Nature’ has been eighteen months in the planning. The tiny Leadbeater’s Possum is critically endangered and when I heard it’s story I just knew that this was a cause that needed my help. The exhibition will be held at the Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery on the Great Ocean Road in Aireys Inlet from 1 – 26th April. The official opening is on 2nd April from 3 – 5pm. The gallery owner Nadia Rocchi and myself will be donating 20% of the sales to the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum. Please come along, have a look at the art and support the effort to save Victoria’s fauna emblem.
MOYRA LE BLANC SMITH – NATURALART
Highlighting the fragility of our natural world and the need to preserve it for future generations is Moyra’s goal. By painting beautiful, natural subjects she hopes she can bring an awareness of the environmental concerns facing Australia.
Moyra has a passion for painting the Australian Bush. Whether it’s the beautiful greens of the ferns and paddocks of the Otways Ranges, or the turquoise water and creamy coloured sand of Australia’s beaches, the reds, ochres and soft greens of the outback or gnarled old gum trees clinging to life on a creek bank or reflected in water, all are a constant source of inspiration.
A love of plein air painting, experimenting with new ideas, exploring new technology, subject matter or colours means that Moyra’s work is constantly evolving.
Moyra works in oil paint as she loves the colours, textures and ‘feel’ of the paint. The landscapes and gum trees are done in traditional oil painting style.
Her home/gallery is located on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong in Victoria, Australia. She may be contacted by email through her website at www.moyraleblancsmith.com
Member of OrganisationsThe Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Geelong Art Society
Anglesea Art House