1. How long have you been at WWAS?
More than 20 years (on and off)
2. Where do you travel from each week?
3. What class do you do at WWAS?
Jen Ryan’s “A Walk Through The Masters”
4. What do you do when you are not creating?
Walks, Swims, Gym, Reading, Cooking, Teaching Creative Writing, Meeting friends, Travelling, Sleeping.
5. What are you reading or listening to?
Listening to: various radio stations including ABC Radio National, News Radio, features; BBC Radio news, radio features; Music; Reading: various newspapers; magazines; Watkin Tench 1788 Edited by Tim Flannery.
6. Who is your tutor and what do you like about them?
Jen Ryan – I most like her support, inspiration, generosity of spirit, knowledge, patience, creative approach, intelligence.
7. Why did you join WWAS? or Why do you keep coming back to WWAS?
Joined to enjoy opportunity to paint, learn about painting and artists, take advantage of the space and the tutors, enjoy friendships in room, share and compare works by others in class, enjoy the atmosphere, friendliness and inspiration.
8. What are you currently working on?
Acrylic painting on canvas. Working title: Never Mind The Art (satire).
9. What inspires or motivates your art practice?
Other painters (past and present), class mates, tutors’ tuition and knowledge; nature/natural world; going to exhibitions; reading about artists and creative people; emotional responses to visual arts and literature arts; dreams; mysteries; satire; people.
10. Who are your favourite artists?
Ethel Carrick Fox; Weimar Republic Women painters, Otto Dix, Tom Roberts, Chaim Soutine, Maurice de Vlaminck, Wassily Kandinsky,Henri Matisse, Renoir, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Wayne Thiebaud.
11. What would you say to someone thinking about taking an art class at WWAS?
Encourage them to try some classes; worth it; well-spent $$$s; friendly place, good fun, make friends, enjoy great tutors and great atmosphere.