My Mum the Artist

Ever since I can remember, my Mum has painted. My grandmother used to have a painting in her lounge room of Peter Pan which Mum had painted at the age of 7. She won an art competition with that very painting.

The Cloche -Art Deco painting incorporating textiles and embellishments as a phone case

The Cloche -Art Deco painting incorporating textiles and embellishments as a phone case

In my early years, I remember her going to Chinese Painting classes and has often said that medium gave her discipline with her brush strokes. Over the years she has studied with some of the greatest contemporary Australian artists and has used their styles and methods but changed it to suit the way she paints. Her work has always evolved.

Print of Carnevale original painting by Dulcie Clegg

Print of Carnevale original painting by Dulcie Clegg

I have no doubt my eye for colour and design stems from being surrounded by art and colour all my life. Mum has an uncanny knack of seeming to know the latest colour or trend. Many a time I’ve returned from trade fairs and rung her to say there was a profusion of dragonflies or purple or art deco at the fair only for her to tell me that she had just completed a painting with that colour or motif.

Taking Flight by Dulcie Clegg as an iPad Skin

Taking Flight by Dulcie Clegg as an iPad Skin

Mum’s just been down in Sydney from her home in Brisbane. I took the opportunity to load some of her artworks onto Society 6. This website will provide giclee prints, ipod and phone cases as well as cushions from her artwork. It’s very exciting seeing her paintings transformed into cushions and other medium.

Enchanted Garden by Dulcie Clegg as a cushion

Enchanted Garden by Dulcie Clegg as a cushion

I feel very fortunate to have such a talented mother. Contact me if you would like further details of her work.

 

 

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  1. Love your mum’s work – the colours are awesome!!!

  2. Thank you Bettina.

  3. Love all of her work. The cushion is divine

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