Artist of the Month - August 2017

Artist of the Month - August

Peta Jervois

After 42 years in South Australia Peta moved to Queensland in 1998. She completed a Master of Science (MSc) whilst in Adelaide, worked in medical research for 8 years and then health and welfare policy and planning in the two state public services. 

Peta has always had an interest in Art, with drawing being her main passion. While working full-time, she did many workshops in both South Australia and Queensland. She attended the Adelaide Institute of Art and the Brisbane Institute of Art for classes on topics including design mosaics mixed media, print making techniques, drawing and life drawing. She also painted silk scares under the business name of Silk Sensations in the 1980's and completed Ceramics 1 at the Brisbane Institute of Art in 1999. 

After retiring, Peta joined the MACG Fine Art Group in 2013 having done little in art for about the previous 10 years. She started with some drawing assignments to refresh her skills and was encouraged by some members of the group to start painting and participated in several workshops. Although Peta had added colour to her drawings on occasion, she had not really painted until 2014. The paintings here reflect Peta's journey in painting, starting with plants then still life followed by landscapes. 

Peta is now also a member of the Clay Workers and Creative Glass groups here at MACG.

Call into the workshop to see Peta's work this month!