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Painters Ink

Painters Ink is a collective of six local Newcastle artists who began painting together several years ago. Although there is diversity in their approaches to image making, two unifying trends in Painters Ink are each artist’s contemporary style and choice of strong colours to create a bold range of images.

Works may be seen annually at two major exhibitions by Painters Ink, at Back to Back Galleries (Cooks Hill, Newcastle) and Tocal College Field Days (Paterson).

Contact:
Please address all correspondence to e-mail address: paintersink7@gmail.com

Members of Painters Ink are:

Stephanie Berick

Stephanie reaches her desired effect of colour and texture via palette knives and large amounts of either acylics or pastels. Stephanie also works in ink and wash and watercolour techniques.

Stephanie Berick, 'Precipitation', Acrylic on Canvas: 100 x 80cm

Stephanie Berick, 'Precipitation', Acrylic on Canvas: 100 x 80cm

Jill Campbell

Jill develops the narrative aspect of art making. She reveals ‘layers’ of a topic. For this, she finds collage and mixed media most effective techniques.

Jill Campbell, 'Bushland 2', Mixed media on canvas board: 60 x 40cm

Jill Campbell, 'Bushland 2', Mixed media on canvas board: 60 x 40cm

Beverley Leggett Simmons

Beverley’s works often reflect historical, social or environmental issues. She creates landscapes and seascapes over tissue paper, bold still life images, and abstracts in washes and collage.

Beverly Leggett Simmons, 'Morning light over Merewether', Acrylic on canvas: 44 x 122cm

Beverly Leggett Simmons, 'Morning light over Merewether', Acrylic on canvas: 44 x 122cm

Shelagh Lummis

Shelagh aims to impart ‘a sense of place’ to landscapes. In a minimalist approach, she uses tones of light and dark, hues bright and dull. A heightened sense of drama (or calmness) is integral to her work.

Shelagh Lummis, 'Upon reflection: Lake Cathie', Oil on canvas: 60 x 160cm

Shelagh Lummis, 'Upon reflection: Lake Cathie', Oil on canvas: 60 x 160cm

Cath McCarthy

Cath creates a naïve style of vivid landscapes in oil pastels. Although her more recent landscapes in oil bring a more interpretive mood to her work, she has maintained her interest in the fresh colour of everyday scenes.

Cathy McCarthy, 'Sicilian vegie stall', Acrylic on canvas: 45 x 60cm

Cathy McCarthy, 'Sicilian vegie stall', Acrylic on canvas: 45 x 60cm

Penny Warner-Smith

Drawing is central to Penny’s work – using pen and wash and pastels. Her larger canvases show her skill with impasto and watercolour techniques to show a ‘different way of seeing’ when she queries the ‘taken-for-grantedness’ in everyday life.

Penny Warner-Smith, 'Old lighters, Norfolk Island', Acrylic and charcoal on canvas: 80 x 100cm

Penny Warner-Smith, 'Old lighters, Norfolk Island', Acrylic and charcoal on canvas: 80 x 100cm