A return to the Beach

Petits Travaux Image - Kylie Fogarty Art


Over the Christmas period, I was able to return to my much loved area of the Northern NSW coast line, in particular Woody Heads near Yamba and Iluka. I spent a lot of time there growing up, and it has been years since being able to spend a day there.

Pelicans at Woody Head 2016 www.kyliefogarty.com
Pelicans at Woody Head 2016 www.kyliefogarty.com

As the day progressed, the atmosphere changed from blue skies to looming clouds, which was just the way I like it.  It seems that the pelicans thought this may bring extra fish for the fishing folk, as they flew in as we were watching from the rocks. Who could resist these magnificent birds as a subject for a painting – drawing – or two?

3 Pelicans © Kylie Fogarty
3 Pelicans © Kylie Fogarty 9 x 13″ 

In this exhibition, I have included Line Drawings which were created by fervently following the rhythm of the waves that crash against the rocks which lead around to North Beach. I have always been mesmerised by the sound of the waves as they draw up for the next big wave. Intricate patterns emerge on the rocks holding them in place, which remind me of nature’s own line drawings.

Blue Impression II © Kylie Fogarty
Blue Impression II © Kylie Fogarty

For the first time I am exhibiting Oils in my exhibition, capturing the moodiness of the change in the day, the imminent storm on the horizon, and its effect on the sea.

Moving Tide © Kylie Fogarty
Moving Tide © Kylie Fogarty

The catalogue of my body of works is now available to view. To see these works and others included in the Petits Travaux Exhibition, please click on this link here.

It has been a pleasure to be able to express my thoughts through exhibiting all three different styles in this exhibition. I hope you enjoy them as well. ~ K

Petits Travaux

Opens 2 April 2016

Aarwun Gallery

Gold Creek, Canberra

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