About the Artist
Geraldine commenced watercolour painting in 2013. She has developed and honed her skills through regular classes, workshops with renowned watercolour artists, daily practice in her studio and plein air locations in and around Perth.
Her work has been shown at various group exhibitions, including, the Western Australian Society of Arts, the Watercolour Society of WA, Tresillian Arts Centre and Ellis House.
In 2019 she was awarded The John Hadlow Plein Air Prize at the Watercolour Society’s Annual Exhibition.
More recently in 2020, she was awarded The West Australian Society of Arts Lawrie Bennett Award for En Plein Air Painting.
She is a foundation member of En Plein Air Perth artists, and paints each week somewhere around Perth and beyond. Whether inner city, riverbank, port, seaside, outback, countryside and farm, the sight of a plein air artist will initiate a conversation – and a connection. This is the transformative nature of en plein air watercolour.
Geraldine’s membership of the Watercolour Society of WA provides a network of dedicated artists and a firm link to current developments in the field here and abroad.
You can see more of her work on Instagram.
Contact for Geraldine by email or Instagram.
To Market, Dal Lake, Srinigar
64cm x 84cm – Matted & Unframed
I was fortunate to stay on a houseboat on Dal Lake in 1971, just as the Bangla Desh/ Pakistan war broke out. We had travelled overland from London and Dal Lake and its people provided a beautiful, quiet sanctuary. In this work I am trying to show the vastness of the surrounding mountains and the quietness of the early morning on the Lake.
Derbal Yerrigan/Swan River at Success Hill
53cm x 71cm – Framed
Painted en plein air, alla prima. It is all about the light and the stillness on the water. One has only a limited time when this occurs.
This painting was awarded the 2021 Lawrie Bennett Award for En Plein Air painting by the West Australian Society of Arts.
67.5cm x 49.5cm – Framed
Here I am trying to capture the laughter and gentleness of this woman. The work is from a monochrome photo by Mexican photographer Cristian Newman, from Yuriria in Mexico. Open sourced from Unsplash.
At the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary
31cm x 47.5cm – Framed
The wonderful work of Eric Singleton is acknowledged in the naming of this splendid wildlife area along the Derbal Yerrigan/Swan River in Perth. This little bridge is one of the quaintest modern bridges I have seen around the City, so I was pleased to paint here beside the creek.
Cirque d’Soleil Comes to Belmont
41cm x 50cm – Framed
While cycling along the bike path near the Belmont Race Course, I noticed these intriguing tent tops peeking over the long grasses. They brought a sense of the Medieval to the location. Just had to paint them!
Layup Broome, Pearling Days
38cm x 64cm – Framed
This is a studio work, depicting a time in Broome’s history when the pearling luggers were a constant sight. Here they are waiting to be repaired and refitted.
From a monochrome photo held in the State Library of WA. No photographer is referenced.