“Mixed Bag,” an exhibition of paintings by Martin Gash at the Lazy Lizard Gallery.
Martin has a very impressive art pedigree…. he is well educated and well qualified in the arts. He is also well travelled and has paintings in public and private collections all over the world. He was born in India and spent his early life in the East, and later in the U.K., where he studied art extensively. In 1977 he moved to Australia, where he lectured in Fine Arts. He also worked on arts projects in Aboriginal Communities in outback N.S.W. Returning to the U.K., he set up and worked in numerous studios, mainly in Scotland.
Now he has become a valued part of the Triangle community, but the travel bug has not deserted him… he’s just returned from a trip to Scotland. He spent six weeks conducting painting and drawing workshops in Ireland, based on the stunningly beautiful Antrim coast. His exhibition will be a “Mixed Bag,” and will include a small series of watercolours that he painted on that coast, along with some acrylics and watercolours of the Sapphire Coast, and also a selection of paintings from the You Yangs Range in Victoria.
Last year, at his very successful exhibition at the Ivy Hill Gallery, we had a chance to admire his distinctive talent as a landscape painter. He managed to capture the essence and atmosphere of scenes that were familiar and dear to us, but in a style that was so uniquely his own….so we are very much looking forward to this latest exhibition.
“Mixed Bag” will run from Thurs. 1st till Sat. 31st March. There will be an opening with morning tea on Saturday 3rd March, between 10am and 12 noon.