ANGELA HAWKEY

April 13, 2022 by Artist Lane

Vibrant colours and playful shapes define Angela Hawkey’s new collection of modern abstract landscape depicting fun summer times. Featuring the rolling hills and trees common to the Australian plains, with swimming lagoons, families at play, and boats sailing the ocean.

Like a summer dream, these abstract landscape artworks combine several different landscapes into one scene. You have the ocean with sailboats in front of a mountain ranges, then there’s the desert dunes with palm trees, and various crop fields of differing colours. Finally you have the surf beaches in the foreground with parklands.

Here we get to speak with Angela and find out more about herself and her beautiful artworks.

Q. What does a day in the life look like for you?
A. First thing: morning coffee! Planning commissions, new painting ideas, emails, messages etc., and then putting paint to canvas. Looking up hours later realising I haven’t had lunch, then back to painting, photography, listing art for sale, writing cards, filling out certificates of authenticity, tidying up roughly, and then getting ready for family time.

Q. How would you describe your artistic style? How has it evolved over time?
A. I paint not to represent things perfectly but to bring joy through texture, colour and confidence. Over time ­my paint application has definitely become thicker and thicker. I have also learnt to embrace painting in a fun and playful way rather than correcting things to look perfect. They have more personality and character to them this way.

Q. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
A. From all around me. Things I remember, things I see, photographs and self-expression.

Q. How do you fit your art around life?
A. Art and life are merged into one. I paint from home. Sometimes my kids join me. There are touches of art in all aspects of my life. Be it catching up with friends, exploring new things, admiring nature or painting away new work in the studio.

Q. Where is your favourite place to hang or display art at home?
A. I have a little spot between my couch and dining table where I like to display small pieces.

Q. Which artists inspire you and why?
A. Robert Hagan – I love the way he captures light and the romance in his paintings. John Corby– A local artist that captures Gold Coast scenery with beautiful light and skilfully painted figures. Camille Przewodek – A recent find. Obsessed with how she captures the light on houses and portrays gardens.

Q. How do you engage with local, national and international artists?
A. I participate in local and national exhibitions and am able to meet with fellow artists at events. Also, I am able to chat with artists further afield through Instagram.

Q. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
A. From all around me. Things I remember, things I see, photographs and self-expression.

Q. What can we expect for your art collection this year?
A. I participate in local and national exhibitions and am able to meet with fellow artists at events. Also I am able to chat with artists further afield through Instagram.

Q. What does it mean to be an artist to you?
A. Interpret what you see, think and feel and represent it in a way that connects and brings joy to yourself and others.

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