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Art Material Supplies, known to many as one of the most popular online Art Material Supplies stores, is a favourite choice for both Artists and Students who purchase Art Materials online. Our online store allows you to purchase all of your favourite art and craft products, whilst providing product delivery to any location around the globe.

Supplying Art Products is not just our business, it is our goal in life. We not only provide the products, we also provide information, assistance, and instruction when required. Many of our return customers, both professional and student artists, have turned to us for advice on different products. We offer this service as part of our ongoing commitment to the Art Community, and also provide a free monthly newsletter that has useful information, tips, and reviews on developing art products.

We carry the best names in oil, watercolours, acrylic, gouache, pastels, inks, paper and pencils, including products suitable for the professional, student and beginner Artist. Our range of oil and watercolour and folk art brushes, which include Hog bristle, Kolinski Sable, Red Sable, Squirrel, Indian Sable (Mongoose) and Synthetic Sable (Taklon) are the best quality materials available.

 

 

Art Material Supplies  Artist of the Season - Autumn 2017 

Kerry Carlson.

From a young age I have always been interested in all aspects of art. I studied art as a subject through secondary school to year 12 and I remember my Dutch art teacher being very disappointed when I did not continue art studies in tertiary education.

While teaching full time I found it very difficult to persue artistic endeavors. While on maternity leave, I attended group painting lessons with Lola McFarlane / Lynch, a cousin of mine who was well known in Maryborough art circles.

I also started pottery under the guidance of Ruth Day-Lewis and continued with Ruth for a few years, particularly enjoying hand-building and sculptural work. This led me to take up a 3 year Ceramic Course at Maryborough Tafe but due to family and work commitments I completed only 2 of the 3 years.

It wasn't until I retired that I was free to follow my passion for creative endeavours. Following a health scare, I retired from teaching just before my 55th birthday. After 34 years,  teaching had lost its appeal.

So much time on my hands!  What to do?  I think I became a workshop junkie in my search to find out what it was I wanted to do.

I continued my interest in sculpture taking up limestone carving, bronze casting, mosaics and making tiled garden sculptures in cement.

At this time I also started water colour painting - a new medium for me. I have sourced several tutors in an attempt to master this exciting and demanding medium. These include Robin Hines, Ross Patterson, Barry & Lucy McCann, Herman Pekel, Ev Hales and John Lovett. I am looking forward to working with Keiko Tenabe later this year.

I adore colour and love the translucency that can be achieved with water colours. I particularly enjoy trying to capture the play of light on subjects, creating mood and atmosphere, and recreating the beauty in nature. Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes are favorite subjects for me.

I admire the atmospheric work of Turner and that of Australian Impressionists - Charles Conder, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. Contemporary favorites include Herman Pekel, Keiko Tenabe, Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic.

I have experimented with pastel and enjoyed acrylic workshops with Jenni Kelly. More recently I started working with oils, attending workshops with John Wilson, Chris Blake, Todd Whisson and Herman Pekel. I love the smooth, buttery consistency of oil paint and being able to apply them thickly and texturally with brush and palette knife.

At the moment I continue to try and develop skills across all painting media. I can honestly say that I do not have a favourite medium. I love them all. I have a great passion for water colour and love working in oils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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