Sunday, May 25, 2008


...an exhibition of my paintings,
& photographs by Bob Nelson
at the
Noosa Regional Gallery,
Sunshine Coast, Qld
Australia

OFFICIAL OPENING
Friday 30th May 2008
from 6pm..... all welcome!

All the work has been inspired by the compelling photography of
Bob Nelson, a dear friend and intrepid explorer/photographer, whose
amazing captures of these people and many more, will be exhibited
together with my paintings. The exhibition will continue until June 29th.

For further information, and prices, please contact the
Noosa Regional Galleryemail: gallery@noosa.qld.gov.au or tel: 07 5449 5339
1. 'Karo Girl...The Bead Maker' Sold30 x 30cm
This painting was auctioned, all proceeds going to
The School of St Jude, Arusha, Tanzania


2. 'Turkana Tribal Woman' Sold
56 x 45cm


3. 'Cover Girl' Sold45 x 45cm


4. 'African Madonna'
40 x 30cn $420 AUD Sold


5. 'Looking Back' Sold
40 x 30cm


6. 'Afar Girl...The Milk Carrier'
50 x 40cm $580 Sold


7. 'Christian Girl' Sold
45 x 45cm


8. 'Serious Face Paint'
45 x 45cm $580


9. 'Sunday's Child' Sold
40 x 30cm $420


10. 'African Style' Sold
40 x 30cm


11. 'Ethiopian Priests' Sold
50 x 40cm


12. 'Big Brother' Sold
75 x 55cm


13. 'Afar Dancing' Sold75 x 55cm


14. 'The Chief's Wife' Sold
56 x 45cm
This painting was raffled, all proceeds going to
The School of St Jude, Arusha, Tanzania

15. 'Gate of No Return' Sold
61 x 51cm


16. 'Dassenech Girl'      SOLD
50 x 40cm $580


17. 'In An African Market'
50 x 40cm $580 Sold


18. 'Sunset Spirit' Sold
61 x 51cm $800


19. 'Desert Wanderer' Sold 61 x 51cm


20. 'Himba Woman' Sold
50 x 40cm $580


21. 'Zambian Innocence' Sold
50 x 40cm $580


22. 'Split Personality' Sold75 x 55cm


24. 'Sisters' Sold
50 x 40cm $580


25. 'Ceremonial Charmer' Sold
61 x 51cm


26. 'The Market Gardener' Sold
50 x 40cm


27. 'The Basket Seller' Sold
50 x 40cm $580


28. 'Stone Church Priest' Sold
61 x 51cm


29. 'Somewhere in Mali'
61 x 51cm $800


30. 'Stolen Moments'
50 x 40cm $580 Sold


31. 'Pink Turban' Sold61 x 51cm


All paintings are oil on stretched canvas, sides painted,
and framed in a simple black shadow box moulding.

SPECIAL PREVIEW INVITATION
The night before the Official Gallery Opening you
are invited to attend the private opening sponsored by
Rotary on Thursday May 29th from 6pm. The cost per
person will be $20 includes supper and a ticket for a
door prize..... one of Bob's fabulous photos printed on
canvas.
There will also be an auction and raffles of photographs, two
copies of Bob's newly published book...'Africa - Face to Face',
and two paintings (see above). All proceeds from door charge
plus these items will be donated to The School of St Jude, Tanzania.
Please phone Ann Hills for your tickets to this special evening...
Tel: 07 5447 3676 or email: annth@ozemail.com.au

22 comments:

R. College said...

Pauline,

These are not only beautiful, but outstanding pieces of art. Not only have you captured the emotion and glimpses of tribal life, you have captured and display the spirit and soul of your subjects. Very few remain with this ability, and it is an honor for you to share these pieces with me. Though all are wonderful beyond words, I must say "Turkana Tribal Woman" stands out incredibly. "Cover Girl" and "In an African Market" have a wonderful freedom to them. I must also include the timelessness of "African Madonna" and "Big Brother" as they are both indicators and reminders that mankind can unite to share the very basic love that we all can have and cherish.

You have out done yourself Pauline...you should be very proud and feel satisfied at the great accomplishment your have done. In simple words...
You Go Girl!
Continue to show the world what you see and what you've got.

Sincerely and in awe,

Roger

R. College said...

These are not only beautiful, but outstanding pieces of art. Not only have you captured the emotion and glimpses of tribal life, you have captured and display the spirit and soul of your subjects. Very few remain with this ability, and it is an honor for you to share these pieces with me.

Though all are wonderful beyond words, I must say "Turkana Tribal Woman" Stands out the most to me...while "Cover Girl" and "In an African Market" show an outstanding freedom.

You have done wonderfully Pauline... It was an honor for you to share these with me.

Your friend,

Roger

Mac said...

Pauline, the variety of ways in which you have painted these, and your skill in portraing these beautiful people has produced a terrific series of paintings... I'm sure they look absolutely stunning face to face

Trevor Sowray said...

These are all beautiful paintings full of life and charm and the colours have a jewel like quality that is difficult to capture!
A great amount of work and skill showing your great talent.
Thank you for putting these out here were we can see them all together!

Trevor Sowray said...

Really beautifull works the colours show a jewel like quality and show the vitality of the characters!
Thank you for putting them all in one place for us to view.
A fine example of your work and a credit for all the hard work and skill put into them.

Journeyman said...

Thanks for the privilege of seeing this preview Pauline, as I scrolled down through them I kept coming across familiar ones from the WC posts and kept thinking that is my favourite one! But in the end could not chose one above the others they are all of such a high standard.
Thanks for bringing back my own wonderful memories of Africa. :)
Have a good trip this time, :wave: Dave

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

I'm awestruck!!!! This series is so moving viewing it online... I can only imagine how inspiring it would be to see in person. Pauline... a book needs to made from this series... I'm seriuos... the whole world needs to see these paintings. I'm honored to be a close friend to such a talented artist and beautiful (inside and out) person. I wish blessings upon you, Dave, and this series. I'm serious... the world needs to see this.

artbyjocelyn said...

Omg Pauline, stunning work!!!!!! There are so many that I love. Congrats on selling quite a few of your pieces.
Good luck with the show!!!!!! I am sure you won't need luck though lol!
Jocelyn

Carlota Silva said...

Hi Pauline.
My name is Carlota and I'm from Portugal.
I find your blog and i follow in love with your paitings. I also paint africans pictures not so perfect like you. :)
Congratulations, and be happy ;) *

Sylvia Weber said...

It's amazing the way how you captured expressions in your paintings. It almost seems that the models are going to turn around and talk to us. Magnificent colours, a genuine African feeling flows through your work. How do you manage, being so far away???
Excellent work, all the best to you.

Alicia said...

These paintings are just too good. they are each one a marvelous work, and I am really impressed.

Pauline said...

Roger, Mac, Trevor, Dave, Bernie,Jocelyn, Carlota, Sylvia, & Alicia....... thank you all so very very much...... your words are inspiring and I appreciate them...

Kind regards....
Pauline
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Pauline Adair said...

Love all your comments everyone... thank you so much for taking the time to look and for your kind messages and encouragement.
Warmest regards...
Pauline
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