“The purpose of art is washing the dust-of-daily-life off our souls” Pablo Picasso.
At Resting Place of the Birds, our Creative Wellbeing Workshops are designed to give you an opportunity to focus on nurturing your creative side, and boost your sense of wellbeing.
You will be hosted in a relaxing bush garden and treated to a delightful day that gives you the space and time to focus on ‘you’.
All art materials are supplied and no artistic skill or experience is necessary. This day is about ‘letting your hair hang down’ and expressing your inner artist – no matter how long ago you last tapped into it!
You will also be treated to a delightful lunch and refreshments.
So switch off the phone, take off all the hats you normally wear, and allow yourself a day to enjoy some fun company, enjoyable artistic activities and soul-nourishing food.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
From Paddock to Gallery…
In between mustering and processing cattle, ferrying children, study, running a small business, committee work, catering and keeping a house and garden, Terri-Ann Crothers has pursued her dream of becoming a professional artist.
Terri-Ann lives with her husband Michael and three children on ‘Gilling’, an organic beef cattle property at Yelarbon, Queensland.
In her 20s she studied Visual Arts in Melbourne, pursued a retail career then completed a Communications Degree to work in public relations and marketing communications.
Like many people, she always found an excuse not to follow her creative dream and placed family, work and community commitments ahead of her own goals until a decision to enter the local art show and take part in regular workshops spurred her on to make more art.
Terri-Ann has joined with fellow artists to hold exhibitions at the Texas Regional Art Gallery, Inverell Gallery, Goondiwindi Regional Council Gallery and the Gateway To Training (GTT) centre and has received several art prizes and commissions.
“Exhibiting and receiving such a positive response to my art has encouraged me to spend more time painting.
“You just have to be disciplined and find the time to paint between school runs, weekend sport, cattle work, meetings – the day-to-day. There’s always time but perhaps we find excuses to put off our personal pursuits.”
Terri-Ann’s often bold and colourful acrylic and mixed media paintings are inspired by “my surroundings – cattle, people, landscapes, skies, the beauty in the everyday”.
“I just want to put a smile on people’s faces,” she says.
“It is so rewarding to produce paintings that people from both the city and country can relate to and enjoy.”
In 2015, Terri-Ann returned to study completing a Post Graduate course in ‘Leading and Facilitating Groups” at the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus.
For further enquiries please call Terri-Ann Crothers 0488 135 909 or follow her on Instagram
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