Auction and Opportunity

Art Auction  – Sunshine Coast. QLD.

Hosted by Mix FM, the annual Give Me 5 For Kids ART AUCTION.

Mix FM’s Give Me Five For Kids ART AUCTION ! Tuesday June 14 from 6pm at the brand new Garry Crick VW showroom in Maroochydore. More than 50 art works in a no reserve live and silent auction…come for a drink and look – it’s free – and absolutely every cent you spend goes to helping sick kids and their families on the Sunshine Coast. Last bids at 8.15pm.

I am donating one of my brand new, Limited Edition Fine Art Composited Prints:

“Tales Untold”

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Tara Spicer – ‘Tales Untold’
Size: approx: 80 x 60cm
Archival Ink Printed to Fine Art Rag
Matted and frame

This print “Tales Untold” is based on the yet untold adventures of the life of my daughter. I find it amazing to look ahead into her future and wonder what experiences she might have and how life may unfold for her. I am scared for her and excited for her and I hope that life is kind to her and that it is packed with so much love and friendship and delight and strength and empowerment and oh so much more… but despite the hopes that I grip firmly in my hand and heart… in reality, it is all unknown and it is hers alone, to journey through.

This particular piece features my daughter, herself… a cat that lives near the local primary school that comes to say goodmorning most mornings and a Rainbow Bee Eater that nests at Yaroomba Parklands. I feature only locals and people who have personally crossed my path  within all of my works. It is important to me to include locals within this magical process to enable others to see themselves in a completely new way. To me , this adds value to the piece for both its added locally based roots as well as making the life of another a little exciting.

The framing of this particular print has been donated by Deck The Walls picture framing and the print was expertly printed for me by Display Art Imaging.

I am also donating an original oil painting… the last of my own stock!

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Some of these paintings, I never thought i would part with as I imagined they would stay in our family, but I feel that it is better to add fortitude to an opportunity to pass solution, relief and happiness on to others who are in need! And that is exactly what the money raised through the art auction enables.

To Add to the excitement of this month… one of my works has been featured in Art Edit Magazine!:

This art magazine is packed full of art investment advice, articles on fantastic Australian artists (this month one of our own locals’ Lisa Lee is featured as well), tips on hanging works and insights into current artists and exhibitions. This is my favorite art magazine and I highly recommend putting a pot of tea on before you immerse yourself within its’ pages because you will be there for a while!

You can get your own copy of this Month’s Issue now at Newsagents throughout Australia.

Paintings Sold & News to be told…

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Breathing Space

Well… she was all packed to go, so I guess it should not be so hard to say good-bye to this beautiful oil painting “Breathing Space”! Yes, she was purchased at the opening of the Brisbane Rotary Arts Spectacular. I wish her well on her journey. I am pretty proud of this piece, it is extra special to me given that I was the model for this particular composition…

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“Breathing Space”… I have been doing so much packing and moving and culling of possessions and setting up of prized possessions and articles of clothing of late. It has been at times exhausting and at times quite liberating. I find it interesting to take note of what it is that I keep, that I hold dear. My mum had recently given me an extremely old box of stuff that was wrapped in newspaper of the day, which I promptly put into storage without even glimpsing at. To now have the time to go through this box… I find that she has kept and carefully wrapped clay figures that I had made probably 30 years ago! Along with drawings I had done and books filled with writing and school projects. Yes, through all of my culling, these are the things that I have chosen to hold dear. As I handle them, I am instantly taken back to the time that I first made them or drew them. I find it interesting that it is such a strong connection to my past and who I was as a kid and who I wanted to be when I grew up! It is this ‘knowing’, that I have become the person that I wanted to become, the mother that I wanted to be, the artist that I dreamed of becoming… that gives me breathing space. I am relieved. I can stop trying so hard and start enjoying the present.  Sometimes our journey through life can be so hard, that we feel that we just want to keep our head in the clouds, not stick too close to reality, keep daydreaming and imagining up fantastical stories and adventures. Sometimes we feel as though we secretly might need to have our bags packed, ever at the ready, in case the wind changes direction and takes our mind or heart with it. But sometimes, just sometimes, the wind settles and the clouds clear and the breathing space that we need…. is right here at home. How nice.

Other news:

Prints have been selling through my Print Shop and I am excited to have introduced the first of my newly launched Fine Art Photographic prints:

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These beautiful Fine Art Prints come matted, ready for framing. The are printed with Archival Ink onto Photographic Rag Paper and are signed and numbered by myself personally. There are only 5 of these printed and sold EVER!!!!!!! They are selling at $220 each.

Art classes are going well and students are currently enjoying developing their skills in Black & White Portrait painting. If you are interested in attending classes, they are held on Tuesday and Friday each week at my studio in Yaroomba on the Sunshine Cast. You can contact me if you would like to book your place: PH:0417231350

If you can’t get to me… DON”T PANIC

I am now offering online workshops that you can check out here.

If you got this far down the text… thankyou so much for taking the time to read… I hope that you enjoyed what I had to share. I would love to hear from you if you would like to share your thoughts on what brings you your own personal sense of Breathing Space.

Tara Spicer.