Featured artist Rhonda Armistead appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Thirteen (13). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Rhonda Armistead is a contemporary artist from Lismore in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia. Mediums included oils on canvas, fine line pen drawings, sketches in pencil and charcoal, reduction plate lino prints, and etchings on acrylic plates. Her paintings include portraits, landscapes, and contemporary abstract pieces.
Commonly she explores the intrinsic biodiversity and nature studies of the region, along with expressive portraiture and dramatic combinations of both, usually with an underlying message encapsulated within the symbolism and aesthetic of the work.
“I believe that each artwork I create is an intimate conversation between head, heart, and hand.”
~ Rhonda Armistead
Rhonda has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years and worked on many commissioned works. She is a Framing and Exhibition Consultant and teaches art classes at her studio at Armistead’s Picture Framing & Gallery in Lismore (owned by her and her partner, Derek Armistead).
Rhonda has been curating the Lismore Café Trail exhibitions for the past 8 years, supporting and encouraging local emerging Artists of the Region.
Her paintings, drawings and prints are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australia, Ireland, Spain, Nepal, America and Japan.
You can find Rhonda’s Artworks at the following places:
Armistead’s Picture Framing & Gallery
43 B Wyrallah Road Lismore 2480
Art Aspects Gallery
104 Woodlark Street Lismore 2480
Barebones Art Space
44 Byron Street, Bangalow
Rhonda holds lessons in painting and more info can be found at Lessons with Rhonda.
Lessons are continuous and casual, with no structured classes. You bring along the image you want to paint, or we’ll find one together and help you to get the best outcome for your painting.
Our goal is to be able to work on Technique, Perspective, Composition and Colour Theory, to recognize these elements in other works and apply the principles to your own work. We also teach:
- How to create drama and tension both in the work and with colour
- How to see what you want to draw
- Mixing your own colour and mediums
- General problem solving and critique
You can contact Rhonda directly via her website at http://www.rhondaarmistead.com/
Original Air Date: 13th May 2016