A sense of place; a sense of space- Australian landscape paintings


I’ve just spent a lovely afternoon at the Louis Joel centre viewing the works displayed in ‘A sense of place; a sense of space’ – Australian landscape paintings by Dovey Dee. Dovey is an American artist who lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

I’ve attended a fair few exhibitions at the Joel over the last year, it’s my new local community artspace and I must say that Dovey’s exhibition has been my favourite to date. The exhibition was curated really professionally, with enough space to breathe between works. Along each long wall are framed field drawings created with oil pastel – these little studies create movement and texture and help engage the viewer in a story about the rugged and ever-changing terrain they now find themselves in. The 3 centrepieces are large and finished with bold colours. Their line on the far wall sets a mood that is quintessentially Australian. It’s a tale of land meets sea, dry to wet, honey tones illuminated by blue-white and the crackling earth and trees encompassing it all.

The exhibition will be on until Thursday 19th July, for those in the Altona area.


Studio Images: Exhibition progress


My weekends consist of painting from morning to night, I often come out of the studio wafting of turpentine and go to work on Monday with dried paint on my forearms. I feel both excitement and trepidation as I work towards 2 exhibitions, one of which is my very own solo exhibition at Graydon Gallery in New Farm. I am beginning to feel like it is all coming together…. a long way to go still…. and a lot more weekends of painting.

Exhibition dates:

Aware: Brisbane Artsworkers Collective- group exhibition featuring works from 6 Brisbane based artists running from 15-19 June 2016 Graydon Gallery, New Farm

Emergence: Solo exhibition by Genevieve C Jackson 22-26 June 2016 Graydon Gallery, New Farm. Opening night 24th June 6-8pm live Jazz and nibbles. More details to come..

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Some of my recent works from Art with Altitude


Lady of the forest 2015 Oil on Canvas 1.5x1m
For Sale $1800.00 (framed)


Female Bower Bird 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 52x42cm
For Sale $600.00 (framed)


Regent Bower Bird 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 82×82
For Sale $1200.00 (framed)


Kookaburra 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 90×90
For Sale $900.00 (unframed) or $1000 framed


Pardalote 2014 Oil on Canvas 90×90
For Sale $1000.00 (framed)


The Vow 2014 watercolour on paper 20×15
For Sale $200.00 (framed)

the vow


Some newly completed works for sale



For Sale: $1,200 framed

Waratah, Night Garden 1.2m x 90cm, Acrylic on canvas


Detail of Waratah, Night Garden

cereal tiger

For Sale: $1,500 framed

Cereal Tiger, 40cm x 40cm Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas

bottle brush

For Sale: $400 framed

Bottle brush, 30cm x 45cm, Oil on canvas


For Sale: $800 framed

Kookaburra, 90cm x 90cm, Acrylic on canvas