In Our Gallery with Wendy Francis

A colourful mixed-media piece born from Wendy's love of tea and art is on display in the Bundaberg Regional Galleries Here + Now exhibition.

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How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?

I have been active for the past 17 years, prior to that art was the treat I was going to give myself when I retired.

Tell us about your artwork displayed by Bundaberg Regional Galleries as part of the Here + Now exhibition?

Tea's Up is an example of how I use my own prints to create and tell a different visual story.

My preferred medium is linocut printing and this is an extension of that.

What was the inspiration behind this piece?

The inspiration comes directly from my kitchen.

I am a coffee drinker but love teapots and who doesn't relate to teapots in a positive way?

What medium was used and how does this reflect your usual practice?

The medium used was previous prints cut and reworked over water coloured rice paper.

This work is yet another step in learning purely for fun.

What do you love most about what you do?

The fact that I am fortunate enough to be doing something that gives so much pleasure across a wide spectrum of social interaction.

I can genuinely say it's fun.

What advice would you give to others who are just beginning to explore art?

Get to know people.

For me, the Art Society provides a relaxed, friendly environment that encourages mutual support and encouragement.

If you want to have a go, please do as you will get a lot of pleasure from this creative space.

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