Artist Statement and CV

Artist Bio

Anita Revel’s art practice is underpinned by vivid, evocative colour representing positive states of being. Exploring the relationships between colour, symbolism, pattern and movement, Anita produces gestural abstract paintings, expressive vignettes and portraits, stylised prints, and vibrant murals. She also conducts art workshops using paint, play and pop psychology from her studio in Cowaramup.

Artist Statement

There are a lot of things that make my heart sing, but beauty is the common thread.

I create beauty in order to be surrounded by beauty.

Whether upcycling, sculpting, re-working or painting, I am most often found in my studio, playing with paint and teasing out the newest idea revealing itself with every brush stroke.

I prefer to work in acrylics, beginning each project with a beautiful word or affirmation in mind, and letting that vibration infuse itself into each piece.

I tend to work “big”, using bright colours (often in a tetradic colour scheme), with ethereal backgrounds, vibrant faces, and symbols as overlays.

I work out of my studio in Cowaramup, where I have a station set up for my 7-year-old daughter to explore her own arts practice. Her constant babble is often the soundtrack to my work!

CV

Education

2013-2015 Currently studying Cert IV Visual Arts at SWIT, Margaret River under the tutelage of Kay Gibson, Dea Haddow, Robyn Collins, Kirstie Hahn and Jane Hardy.

Awards

2013 Winner SW Business Awards “Service Industry Awards”

Collections / Commissions:

2012 Represented by David Giles Gallery, Fremantle

Professional Practice

2012-ongoing Presenter of workshops such as “Self-Publish and Prosper” around Australia
2013 Completed 1 semester at Freedom School of Painting, Fremantle

Professional Development

2008-ongoing Mentored by Dawn Meader.
2001-ongoing Workshops with John Garde, Jenni Doherty, Fi Wilkie, David Giles

Community Contribution

President: Margaret River Camera Club 2012 – 2015
Committee: Margaret River Camera Club 2013 –
Volunteer: Arts Margaret River (Projectionist) 2015 —
Presenter: Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2014, 2015
Coordinator: Workshops, outings and gatherings that engage women (Ra Ra Sisterhood)

Solo Exhibitions

2016: First exhibition scheduled at the Cocoon, Margaret River, June

Group Exhibitions

2014, 2015: Visual Stories, Arts Margaret River
2013: Freedom Art School, Moore & Moore Building, Fremantle

Memberships

Arts Margaret River
Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS)