Paint like a girl Beyond the Brushstrokes: A Mother-Daughter Journey

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Overview

Di Hocking, an accomplished watercolourist, has translated her lifelong love of the outdoors into breathtaking landscapes. Her paintings capture the essence of the Merimbula coastline, from the soft,…

Di Hocking, an accomplished watercolourist, has translated her lifelong love of the outdoors into breathtaking landscapes. Her paintings capture the essence of the Merimbula coastline, from the soft, rolling waves to breathtaking reflections in calm waters. Di's mastery of watercolours allows her to evoke the tranquillity of the ocean with delicate washes and subtle hues.

Justine Spina, Di's daughter, embarked on her artistic journey just a few years ago, discovering a love for bold colours, portraits, and a touch of whimsy. In stark contrast to her mother's delicate watercolours, Justine's acrylic paintings vibrate with life, showcasing her love of people through portraits bursting with emotion and activity. Her playful spirit shines through in whimsical creations like magpies dressed as medieval knights.

Despite their contrasting styles, Di and Justine's art finds a harmonious balance. This exhibition celebrates the artistic journeys of two dynamic women, showcasing the breathtaking beauty captured in watercolours alongside the bold colours and whimsical characters brought to life in acrylics.

Together, they prove there's no single way to "paint like a girl" – only a world of artistic expression waiting to be explored.

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