Landscape in the wild yields art
A SPECTACULAR view from the hills of Tallegalla, along with a childhood by the ocean, has provided nearly 20 years of inspiration to one Ipswich artist.
The view from Lyne Marshall's studio window atop the Minden Range near Tallegalla and her childhood home of Bribie Island have inspired her nature scenes with rolling valleys and dramatic seascapes playing a vital role.
These landscapes have inspired works that are now hanging in galleries across Australia.
"I paint what I live," Mrs Marshall said.
"I grew up on Bribie Island when it was just a wilderness. And here (Tallegalla) is a bit the same; we're living in much the same way I did then. Well we're a fair bit more modern, but it's a bit of a wilderness away from people here too."
After finishing a university visual arts degree in the 1990s, Mrs Marshall began creating contemporary landscape paintings inspired by the environment around her.
"My childhood on Bribie Island gave me a real appreciation for untouched, rugged environments and, at my home in Tallegalla, I am lucky enough to see some of the most amazing scenes.
"A storm will approach my house and lightning strike will pierce the sky and it looks absolutely incredible.
"I don't think there is an artist that couldn't be inspired by that."
Dramatic scenes of storms rolling across the valley as well as pieces inspired by a wall of water from the 2011 flood are among artworks she will be showing at the Brisbane exhibition.
Mrs Marshall has published two books on art and the creative process in the past five years and is working on a third.
The Art Expo Brisbane is the latest in a series of exhibits across the country by Mrs Marshall with works now on display in Stanthorpe and more set to be shown in Sydney.
Her works will be shown at the coming Art Expo Brisbane, where she will deliver a series of lectures on her art and her writing.
The Art Expo will be held from July 13-17 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.