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Wendy Castleden

Between professional work and child raising, I squeezed in art studies in London, Claremont, Fremantle and France.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Wendy Castleden
  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Print Making,Upcyclng,Artist Studio

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  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Mixed Media,Print Making,Upcyclng,Artist Studio
  • Open Days:By Appointment Only,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Art is a passion I’ve been chasing for years. I’m curious, fascinated, and inspired by life’s experiences and the strange beauty found in unexpected places. As my mother was an artist we were never far away from the smell of oil paints, or from days when a painting was more important than cooking the dinner.

Having endured a long and difficult illness when I was nine years old my mother, as a way of helping me through the convalescing period, gave me some simple illustrated books to copy. I remember copying angels, fascinated by their feathery wings.

Banned from an art class at school for most of one term for doing my own thing, didn’t stop my doodling and creative thoughts. Art school was where I wanted to go, but was told it wasn’t a profession, although I was allowed one course before being hauled out to study nursing at a London hospital. The only drawing at that time was on the children’s ward where I would sketch some of the sick children, and back in the nurses quarters, draw some outrageous fashions … this was the 60’s where imagination could run wild.

My early life in England was followed by marriage, babies, world travel; finding our feet in Australia and taking small bundles to art classes in Claremont where the bundles would sleep peacefully through the hours in the art room. When the children were old enough, I was employed by a tile company painting house numbers, a process of on-glaze painting, which was also used to paint basins, toilets kitchen back drops, and decorative tiles used in garden schemes. After finding a studio in Fremantle I worked in oils and pastels, stimulated by a long walk in Europe, which led to three successful solo exhibitions.

Later, when we moved to Margaret River I made a studio in the shed we had lived in whilst building a house. After another successful exhibition in the Church Gallery, the time for art became more available as the idea of having Open Studios in the area became a reality.

This will be the eighth year I have been showing work in my studio, [which is now attached to the house]. It is a most stimulating time, with ideas from research providing constant and rich possibilities for my work. I am finding an ever-increasing need to experiment in the curious and wonderful world of art. My choice of medium depends on the subject; with recent works employing charcoal, inks, oils, coloured pencils and natural dyes.

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Location

  • Address: 6848 Caves Road,Redgate,WA,6286
  • Phone: 08 9757 6777
  • Email: [email protected]
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