Border artist Abi Thompson has drawn on her early experiences and skills as an illustrator with her new exhibition at Arts Space Wodonga.
Inspired by how nature’s simple things – a soft breeze through fallen leaves, birdsong, the crunch of footsteps in frost-bitten grass and the murmur of a stream – evoke memories, Soundscapes explores new dimensions in traditional landscape art and will run throughout September.
The exhibition opened on September 1 and on Saturday morning Thompson held an artist’s talk about her motivation for the new works and the techniques she used.
As part of the Soundscapes exhibition she will host a watercolour workshop on September 21, and fellow Border artists Cate Geard and Jacqui Coupe will run a school holiday program.
Thompson has been creating and teaching art for more than 30 years and her works ranges from large oil and acrylics on canvas, paper and board, to recycled and revamped clothes, watercolours, prints, lino cuts, textiles, landscapes in felt and lampshades.