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GLENMARY SWAN

Mixed Media Art

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Brisbane Artist To me, art is about creativity. It can be on any surface and with any material. It can be planned carefully, and made well so that it will be an heirloom for many years to come. Or it can be done as an impromptu in a couple of minutes and disappear, in reality, in a few hours. One of my favourite bits of art is the portrait of me done in biro on my hand by a young family member. (Please see my profile photo.) I love colour, light and shape. The only thing that I really dislike is a blank canvas. 

Art Media and Background

I was wanting to get back into art for many years, but, as is often the case, life got in the way. About ten years ago, I found a painting that I loved. I bought it and then found out that the artist, Sandra Biggin, through Royal Queensland Artists Society, taught painting classes using oils. I took her classes and learnt a great deal. I also did workshops with other art teachers eg Lyn Diefenbach.

When I came to Brisbane I did the Brisbane Institute of Art’s Marine Art Course with Jane James and followed up the course with continued lessons. This brought me to the use of acrylics and also water colour pencils. These two mediums tend to be my choice now. I also learnt a lot more by doing Painting IV with Jill Barker at Brisbane Institute of Art.

Art for Sale

My paintings have been entered and sold in many exhibitions over the last ten years and I have successfully completed commissions.

Some of my art is shown below. I don’t really think I have favourite subjects, but I do like still life, the shapes of birds and I like to put people into landscapes. Sometimes I like to “switch off” my logical planning brain and allow myself to paint abstracts or semiabstracts intuitively. Interesting techniques and effects often emerge.

Group Art Exhibitions and Awards

2022 - Online Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Prize 2022

Below is a selection of my art which is for sale all of which are wired and ready to hang.

I am also happy to accept commissions.

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Contemporary Art

Still Life Painting
"CITRUSY"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 40 x 4 cm
$300
Still life painting, citrus still life painting, citrus, lemons, oranges
Landscape Painting
"INNER LIGHT"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 35 x 4 cm, Framed in Pine
$250
landscape painting, New Farm Park, New Farm Park Rotunda, Jacaranda
Still Life Painting
"ABUNDANCE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
51 x 41 x 4 cm
$150
Still life painting, abundant, fruit
Seascape Painting
"DUSK"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 60 x 4 cm
$200
seascape painting, beach, sunset
Contemporary Painting
"RENEWAL"
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Acrylic on Canvas
31 x 31 x 2.5 cm
$100
contemporary art, leaves, nature
Christmas Painting
"OUT OF THE WOODS"
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Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 50 x 2.5 cm
$250
contemporary art, fantasy, Christmas
Contemporary Art
"SUMMERTIME"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 61 x 4 cm
$300
contemporary art, still life painting

Drifting Petals.
Flowers drifting on a glass stream,
Lazy moments lost in a dream.
Watching petals as they fall,
Hearing autumn's siren call.
Soon my swan will be unadorned,
Her beautiful flowers will be sadly mourned.
But then the colours will reappear,
And I'll know that spring is near.
-Gayle Torrens
Portrait Painting
"FLEUR"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 x 3.5 cm
$200
female, nature

The inspiration for this includes: grevillea on top, water lily, wildflowers, bottlebrush (earring) and leaves for her eyes. Her straight neck is the tree trunk, water flow on the left and earth on the right. Patches are our human impacts.
Still Life Painting
"THE COFFEE POT"
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Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 30 x 4 cm
$250
still life, jug
Abstract Painting
"CONNECT"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 x 4 cm
$200
contemporary, contemporary painting, contemporary art, contemporary floral
Abstract Painting
"NO NET"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$250
contemporary, contemporary painting, contemporary art, contemporary seascape
Abstract Painting
"SAVE IT TO THE CLOUD"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$250
contemporary, contemporary painting, contemporary art
Landscape Painting
"OUTBACK FLOOD"
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Acrylic on Canvas
76 x 61 x 4 cm
$300
Abstract art, abstract, abstract landscape


Silver Series

Portrait Painting
"FLOATING DOWN TO EARTH"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 x 4 cm
$150
Portrait, portrait painting, painting of woman
Portrait Painting
"CRYING IS NOT FOR ME"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 x 4 cm
$150
Portrait, portrait painting, painting of woman
PORTRAIT PAINTING
"THE ART OF HAPPINESS"
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Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 x 4 cm
$150
Portrait, portrait painting, painting of woman

Other Art

Landscape Painting
"The Hay Shed"
(after Colley Whisson)
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or purchase
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
30 x 25 x 3.5 cm
$100
landscape, country, farm, chicken, shed, hay
Animal Art
"LUCY THE LAVENDER LEOPARD"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 30 x 3.5 cm
$200
leopard, animal art, cat

Painting Butcher Bird
"PURPLE RAIN"
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Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 45 x 3.5 cm 
$200
jacaranda, butcher bird, bird
Seascape
"AND BABY MAKES THREE"
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Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$295
seascape, marine art, beach, sunset
Abstract Art
"VOLCANOES AND ICE"
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Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 45 x 3.5 cm
$400
Abstract art, blues abstract
Animal Art
"STANDING IN THE NOONDAY HUSH"
Acrylic on Canvas
46 x 61 x 4 cm
$NFS
painting of pelican, pelican, animal art
Still Life
"IN SOFT LIGHT"
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Oil on Canvas
in Wooden Frame
56 x 66 cm (incl frame)
$395
still life, still life painting

Please note:  Free delivery to Brisbane customers, however, to other areas an additional fee for postage and packaging may be applicable.

To view any of Glenmary's artwork, please contact her on Ph: 0437 224 788 or send her an email:



    

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