Painted Dreams Studio

"Making Equine Art Your Lifestyle"

NEWS  &  MEDIA

 
 Exciting news! Rock'N'Ponies and paintings now available at Lila Lou's store in the historic Wort's Cabin located in downtown Jackson, WYOMING US. Thank you to Kathy Boyer Sanford for photos of her gorgeous store and Harrison, her dog.
  
   

Works available for sale at -

 Some of my work is available for purchase at the following:  

LILA LOU'S 55 S. Glenwood St, Wort's Cabin, Jackson WYOMIING US                                                                                                                                                                                  

BELLEWOOD SADDLERY Shop 1 / 25 Nabiac St, Nabiac NSW Ph: 0408 910 665 

NOT A CAFE 53 Isabella Street, Wingham NSW 2429.  Ph 0429 964 335

                                                                                                                            

MYALLA MAGIC CAFE Stroud Street, Bulahdelah NSW  2423 Ph:  02 4997 4900  

CAFE MEDITERRANEO 232 Victoria Street, Taree, NSW 2430                                                          Ph: 02 6552 4939     Open 7 days.                                                      

PAINTED DREAMS STUDIO & GALLERY

 Opened 23rd November 2013. Visitors welcome by appointment.  Originals, cards & handpainted items available for sale at all times. Future exhibition planned for late 2014 at the studio. More news soon! 

UPCOMING EVENTS : 2016 

Stall at Canter For Cancer - Afternoon Tea on Sunday 30th October 2016 2pm - 5pm at King's Creek Retreat, King's Creek Road, Krambach NSW. Tickets $10. ea Available at Bellewood Saddlery. Contact Simone Preston 0408 910 665

Stall at Burrell Creek Flower Show - Saturday 15th October at Burrell Creek Hall 9 am - 3 pm  

Wallamba Show - Saturday 28th February 2016, Nabiac Showground, Nabiac NSW.

UPCOMING EVENTS : 2014 - 2015

Trade Stall - Accent on Iris Flower & Photography Show  - Saturday 17th October 2015 - 9am - 3pm. Burrell Creek Hall, The Buckets Way, Burrell Creek NSW

Taree Show Art Exhibition - Taree Showgrounds, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430 Friday 9th October - Sunday 11th October 2015.

Trade Stall at Manning Valley  Performance Horse Club Equine Art Exhibition - Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August 2015. Taree Showground, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430. 

Great Lakes Art Exhibition - Saturday 28th March - Sunday 12th April 2015. 34 Lake St, Forster NSW 2428. 

Wallamba Show - Saturday 7th March 2015, Nabiac Showground, Nabiac NSW. 

Stall at Taree Night Bazaar - Saturday 29th November 2014, Victoria Street, Taree NSW 2430 at 6.00 - 9.00 pm. 

Stall at Manning Valley Horse Health & Management Expo - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014 at Wingham Showground, Gloucester Rd, Wingham NSW 2429 

Stall at Manning Valley Performance Horse Club Spring Show - Sunday 26th October 2014 at Taree Showground, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430.

Stall at Burrell Creek Flower Show - Saturday 11th October 2014 at Burrell Creek Hall 9am - 3pm.

Stall at Tuncurry Artist Bazaar - Saturday 27th Sept 2014 at Tuncurry Memorial Hall, Point Rd Tuncurry NSW 2428.  9am - 3pm. 

Stall at Tuncurry Artist Bazaar - Saturday 5th July 2014 at Tuncurry Memorial Hall, Point Rd Tuncurry NSW 2428  9am - 3pm. 

Stall at Manning Valley Performance Horse Club & Coloured Horse Show - Sunday 23rd February 2014 at Taree Showground, Muldoon Street, TAREE NSW 2430. Originals, cards & small items pictured below will be available for sale.

  Gypsy Cob & Friesian horse fridge magnets painted in oils.- all have now SOLD. Others available in the Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintedDreamsStudios

YEAR OF THE HORSE Solo Exhibition 31st Jan - 31st March 2014 at Cafe Mediterrano 232 Victoria St, Taree NSW 2430. Ph 02 6552 4939. Cafe open 7 days Mon-Fri 7am - 3pm. Sat & Sun 8am - 12pm.

  
 
 
 "Manning River Times" 31/01/14. Photo by Carl Muxlow. Article by Lauren Green.
 
 To celebrate the Chinese New Year from 31/01/14 - this year being the YEAR OF THE GREEN WOOD HORSE I designed this banner to hang as the main piece for my exhibition at the cafe. The symbols behind the painting portray the message of good luck in the colours associated with this horse - green, white, orange & the traditional red of the Chinese. Being a male (Yang) horse he is also a stallion.
 
Considered a year of good fortune & growth, the tree growing up through the horse is also a money tree - with 4 gold & silver leaves placed amongst the various shades of green leaves in the horse's mane & tail. It is auspicious to have even numbers - therefore the 12 leaves in his tail represent the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac & the 12 months of the year, the 24 leaves in his mane represent the 24 hours of the day & the 4 leaves floating around him are the 4 seasons. The new branches & light green leaves are new growth - & the horse is moving up & forward, as that is what this year is about.
 
He is outlined in rich gold, with 12 green & 12 red jewels positioned around him - for good fortune & wealth.
With 4 red hooves for good luck, grounding & stability - the horse is an animal that likes to keep it's feet on the ground & close to the earth. Horses are nervous on unstable ground. 
 
2 peony roses are 1 of the flowers associated with the horse , & these 2 are in bright orange.
 

"FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES" poetry book by Kym Eitel - award winning bush poet. Kym passed away on 24th February 2014.


 
 
 

2013 - 2014 EXHIBITIONS

 

 * ART IN THE VALE - Hannam Vale Hall, NSW. Opening night Good Friday 18th April 2014 at 6 pm. Exhibition closes Sunday 18th April at 4 pm.

* "YEAR OF THE HORSE" SOLO EXHIBITION - Opening Friday 31st January - 28th Februrary 2014 for the Chinese New Year at Cafe Mediterrano, 232 Victoria Street, Taree NSW 230. Ph 02 6552 4939. Open 7 days.

 * SOLO EXHIBITION - "SPIRIT OF EQUUS" at Flying Changes - Maitland Vale, NSW. www.flyingchange.com.au       

* SCONE HORSE WEEK - May 2013. I will be exhibiting some equine works at this year's Horse Week festival at the SCONE ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION. Opening night Friday 10th May 2013 at 6.00 pm - 63 Kingdon St, Scone NSW. Exhibition closes Sunday 19th May at 2.00 pm.

* ART IN THE VALE - Hannam Vale Hall, NSW. Opening night Good Friday 29th March 2013 at 6.00 pm. Exhibition closes Easter Sunday 31st March at 4.00 pm. All artists are invited to enter up to 3 works each. Further enquiries to Julieanne Richardson - artinthevale@gmail.com 

        

                                               Entries close Friday 22nd March 2013.

Article in "FOCUS" magazine - March 2013 (Great Lakes edition)

 We are organising the annual "ART IN THE VALE" exhibition at Hannam Vale community hall over the Easter holidays this year & have been featured in the latest issue of "Focus" magazine. www.focusmag.com.au

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Exhibition at Cafe Mediterrano, Taree NSW - 07/12/12 - 28/02/2013

   

                 

       

TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES finalist for the Australian Art competition 2012 - October 2012

 

How exciting to be 1 of the 8 finalists in the USA TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES first Australian art competition! Voting is online at www.trailofpaintedponies.com/poll.php until November 5th 2012. "An Auzzie Christmas" Pony

                 

 Congratulations & well done to all the finalists! Below are the prizes I chose as the NSW finalist.

                   

                

"MANNING RIVER TIMES" - Friday 2nd November 2012 www.manningrivertimes.com.au

Artist feature in "HorseWyse" magazine - May 2012

 

               

 Artist feature in Australian "Artist's Palette" magazine Issue No. 104 (due out 25th November 2011)

               

 

              

 

 2012

 UPCOMING  EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS - 2012 where you can see my work.

 * SOLO EXHIBITION - "SPIRIT OF EQUUS" at Flying Changes - Maitland Vale, NSW in  June 2013.                              www.flyingchange.com.au

 * CAFE MEDITERRANO CHRISTMAS GROUP EXHIBITION - December 2012 at Cafe Mediterrano, 232 Victoria Street Taree NSW 2430. Opening night Friday 7th December 2012 at 6pm. Exhibition runs until February 2013,

 * DUNGOG ART EXHIBITION - 96 Dowling Street, Dungog NSW 2420. Opening night Friday 6th September 2012 at 6.30pm. Exhibition open daily from Saturday 7th September 10am - Sunday 16th September 2012 3pm.

 * TAREE OPEN ART EXHIBITION - Taree High School Hall, Macquarie Street, Taree NSW 2430. Opening night Friday 6th July 6.30pm. Exhibition open daily from Saturday 8th July 10am - 4pm. Closes Sunday 15th July 2012 2pm.

 * TOCAL AGRICULTURAL FIELD DAYS - Tocal Agricultural College, Tocal Rd, Tocal NSW. Opening Friday 4th May - Sunday 6th May 2012 closes at 4.00pm.  Art exhibition on display at The Chapel venue.

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 "Manning River Times" 24th December 2010

                      

 "Great Lakes Extra" 30th December 2010        

               

* GROUP EXHIBITION - "THE FIFTH ELEMENT" with Phil Elsing, Kadek Wijaya & Michael Murphy at Your Home Choices Unit 1,6 Enterprise Court, Forster NSW 2428 from Monday 20th December 2010 - 31st January 2011. Artists celebration day 5.30pm Saturday 22nd January 2011   All welcome.                                                                                                        email: yourhomechoices@bigpond.com      www.yourhomechoices.com 

CAFE MEDITERRANO HOLIDAY EXHIBITION 02/12/11 opening night

 

              

 Fellow artist Tessa Chudy at the Cafe Mediterrano opening night  (K.Bayer - photos)                                    

                                 

             

 Artist - Lina Basile (photos - Karl Bayer)

NAMBUCCA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION 24/10/11

"SUNLIGHT & SHADOW, LANSDOWNE RIVER" wins Highly Commended in Pastel section.  Judge - Jude McBean. 

GREAT LAKES OPEN ART EXHIBITION 16/04/11 opening night

 "VIEW TOWARDS SYDNEY" wins Commended in Works on Paper. Judge - Robyn Collier           (Photo by Ross Sutherland)

                                       

AUSTRALIAN  PERFORMANCE  HORSE  YEARBOOK  2010 - Artist Feature

 www.performancehorsemag.com.au                

                

2010

                    EXHIBITIONS 2010

* GROUP EXHIBITION - "BLUE SKIES, DRAGONFLIES & ROSES" with Marilyn Cranfield & Kath Mears to be held at the Morland Gallery, Isabella Street, Wingham NSW 2429 from 1st - 16th October 2010.  Opening at 3.00pm Saturday 2nd October 2010. Please drop in for a look at our exhibition during this time.

* Display stall - Burrell Creek Flower Show on Saturday 16th October 2010 at the Burrell Creek Hall, Bucketts Way - 9am start. Artworks, photography, cards, prints & calendars available for sale.

                                Great Lakes Open Art Exhibition - opening night April 2009 (Photo - M.Casey)

BLUE SKIES, ROSES & DRAGONFLIES opening night 02/02/10

Highly regarded Australian artist Graham Cox attended the opening night & opened the show for us.                                          (Photo - C. Tanner)

                                     

                                                     (Photo - A. Cleaver)

               

BLUE  SKIES,  ROSES  &  DRAGONFLIES  exhibition - October 2010 at The Morland Gallery, Wingham NSW

             

                                                                                   

                    

"MANNING RIVER TIMES" newspaper articles - October 2010

 Photos by Scott Calvin 06/10/10

                              

 

 Photos by Ashley Cleaver 08/10/10

                  

TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES, INC  Artist feature in July  E-magazine USA   July 2010

                    

My design "Melbourne Cup Racer" for the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup in November 2010 has been featured in the USA "TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES, INC" e-magazine. See www.trailofpaintedponies.com

THE  WIZZARD - Friesian stallion - May 2010.

                  

I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting gorgeous Baroque Friesian stallion "The Wizzard" & his owner Shirley just recently at the local showground & took some lovely photos of him & another Friesian gelding. There will be some paintings of these beautiful horses to come.

Article in "FOCUS" magazine - November 2009 (Great Lakes edition)

                

See http://www.focusmag.com.au 

UPPER LANSDOWNE THEATRE PLAYERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & ART EXHIBITION     February 2010

                

Four local artists were featured at the recent Upper Lansdowne Theatre Players Birthday Celebration in February at the Upper Lansdowne Hall. Newspaper & television media covered the event, which was well attended. 

                   

Article in "THE LAND" newspaper - September 17th 2009

                   

                

                            

"Starburst Pony" - one of my acrylics in the Painted Ponies Series has been chosen by Retreat Hill Winery, Navasota, Texas USA as the design on their wine label for the release of their new wine called "Blazin' Blush" - a Texas White Zinfandel. The original painting now also hangs in the tasting room at Retreat Hill Winery & Vineyard.                              www.retreathill.com   (Label designed by Hyde Park Label Company - Dallas, Texas USA)

"BLAZIN' BLUSH" Texas White Zinfandel multi award winning wine

                                                     

 Available at www.retreathill.com

Featured works - My Online Reception Gallery for SOLO EXHIBITION GROUP January Host Hullabaloo 2010

Champion Painting at TAREE  SHOW - October 2009

                                                                                                                        

"SUNLIGHT & SHADOW, LANSDOWNE RIVER" wins 1st in Local Subject Open Art Section & Champion Painting.  

Other recent awards include:

*1ST Pastel Section : CAMDEN HAVEN SHOW, KENDALL NSW 2010

*1ST People's Choice : CAMDEN HAVEN SHOW, KENDALL NSW 2010

*1ST Pastel Section : COMBOYNE SHOW, COMBOYNE NSW 2010

*CHAMPION PAINTING : COMBOYNE SHOW, COMBOYNE NSW 2010

* MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR ART : COMBOYNE SHOW, COMBOYNE NSW 2010

*1ST Works On Paper : WALLAMBA SHOW, NABIAC NSW 2010

*1ST People's Choice : WALLAMBA SHOW, NABIAC NSW 2010

*1ST Pastel Section: WINGHAM SHOW, WINGHAM NSW 2010      

(Entered at SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW ART SECTION 2010)     

Highly Commended in Pastel Section - SCONE ART PRIZE  -  September 2009

                                  

                               "SUNLIGHT & SHADOW, LANSDOWNE RIVER"

                    

  JUDGE - Jan Vincent 

2nd Prize in Pastel Section  -  TAREE  OPEN  ART  EXHIBITION  -  July 2009

 

                            "SUNLIGHT & SHADOW, LANSDOWNE RIVER"

                            

 JUDGE'S COMMENTS - "Good use of medium. Draws the viewer in. Invites them up the path - great shadows. Well done." ( Marea Kozaczynski McCaig)       

Article in "FOCUS" magazine - September 2008 (Great Lakes edition)

                   

 See http://focusmag.com.au/                     

*EQUAL 3RD Members Prize - TAREE  OPEN  ART EXHIBITION     July 2008   SOLD                  

 

                 "THE GREEN ARCHWAY - WARRENS LANE, LANSDOWNE"  

             

 JUDGE'S COMMENTS - "Subtle  use of colour and medium by artist - good perspective which draws the viewer into the painting."  (Margaret Sivyer OAM)

Photo Finalist for Lower North Coast Photographic Art Prize   -  SALLY'S SUNRISE, LANSDOWNE    June 2008

 

Previous awards - * HIGHLY COMMENDED  Landscape Photo : Nabiac Show  2008               1ST - Lanscape Photo : Burrell Creek Flower Show 2011                                                   3RD  - Landscape Photo : Lal Lal Photographic Exhibition 2011

      

*TRAPPINGS  OF  THE  HORSE  Exhibition - Manning Regional Gallery, Taree NSW June 1999