The latest exhibition at the Ipswich Community Art Gallery features works from rural artists such as Bev Rasmussen, Alan Purnell and Judy Litfin.
The latest exhibition at the Ipswich Community Art Gallery features works from rural artists such as Bev Rasmussen, Alan Purnell and Judy Litfin.

Country comes to city gallery

IPSWICH will experience a touch of country in the coming weeks.

Artists from Aratula, Pine Mountain, Rosewood and Crows Nest will be exhibiting a range of art at the Ipswich Community Gallery in d'Arcy Doyle Place.

The works of Alan Purnell, Bev Rasmussen, Judy Litfin and Jane Hoffmann will be on show as part of their exhibition A Touch of Country.

With the exhibition showing off the four artists' country and beach landscapes and scenes, as well as paintings of native wildlife, it is a wide ranging affair.

Ms Litfin said the exhibition was a chance for the four to show off their art to a wider audience.

"It's a great opportunity for us to bring out art to the people," she said.

"We're able to share our love of painting with others and that's why we paint."

Ms Litfin's work favours landscapes and Australian bird life, and she paints using oils and acrylics.

Mr Purnell, whose work is held in a range of private, corporate and government collections, specialises in land and seascapes using a variety of mediums.

Ms Rasmussen's landscape works are primarily painted in oils, while Ms Hoffmann uses all range of mediums from oils to pastels, charcoal and pencils for her works.

Mr Purnell said while the four artists used a variety of mediums for their paintings, the exhibition was joined by the common theme of rural scenes and Australian wildlife.

From landscapes to scenes of agricultural activity, the exhibition shows off the talents of the four local artists.

Various paintings on display will be available for purchase.

The exhibit will run in the Ipswich Community Gallery in d'Arcy Doyle Place until June 17.



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