My Collaborators: River, Trees and Artists

My Collaborators: River, Trees and Artists

The materials and processes I use while creating my pieces are vital in ensuring that I can truly capture a moment- a feeling, a living soul from nature. If the paper is not strong enough, the river current will simply swallow it and take it with the tide. How would I proceed if the paper is not absorbing enough water, so the river and mud cannot freely move and imprint the paper with swirls, roots, and ripples? The piece could not create the desired effect for the viewer, which is the goal behind all my creations.

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My River Journey

My River Journey

My art practice encompasses many different angles of these landscapes, which I show through my drawing, mixed media, and installation pieces. I have developed such a personal insight into kinship, especially regarding these trees and will be showing casing this in a three part blog series.

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On the river’s edge we meet

On the river’s edge we meet

I skim low across the river’s surface and come upon a remnant stand of grand old trees. They are twisted and gnarled, shaped by powerful surges of the river in flood. I edge closer, manoeuvring around splayed, overhanging limbs to feel their living presence. I sit...

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On the road again

On the road again

ON THE ROAD AGAIN Travel is being inspired, seeing different landscapes, and having new experiences.  As an artist, travel experiences are a fun way to create new ideas for the studio. When my youngest son, Chris gifted me his kitted-out van for three weeks, it made...

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DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE

DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE

My name is Rochelle Summerfield and I am a passionate visual artist. I moved to the Clarence Valley 9 years ago for the love of a bloke called Richard, we currently live at Seelands SW of Grafton. What I love the most about our home, is its proximity to the Clarence...

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When feral and art meet

    I love this work, it epitomises my passion for creating art with nature to inspire people as well as the witty and irreverence of collage processes.  Using collage to come up with the design- that is putting odd things together to surprise, laugh and...

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Rochelle Summerfield Doomed Innocent 

Rochelle Summerfield Doomed Innocent 

Rochelle Summerfield Doomed Innocent  - 30 August – 26 September @slotwindowgallery Rochelle Summerfield’s work, Doomed Innocent evokes images of fish suffocating in billabongs along the lower Darling River at the height of the last drought, about 18 months ago when...

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The Cheese Tree

The Cheese Tree

I met such an interesting, knowledgeable gentleman last Friday, his name is John and he runs the Grafton Tree Farm. He has an amazing array of local natives and he is so helpful too. I have to confess, there were quite a few trees I had never heard of or, that I’ve...

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