My name is Christa Coetzee, in my trivial world I have replaced the alphabet with syllables of colour on many canvases using anything from a pallet knife, my bare hands to the bristles of a brush. My work is mostly segments of semi-recognizable reality, feelings coated with bitter and sweet emotions.
Dipping into the vast space of our universal image language.
I love to enhance mood with the subtle application of Gilding, it adds richness to almost any medium. However acrylics, charcoal and hand made ink pens are the comfortable companions to journey most of my works into existence, with energetic movement and sudden boldness.
These emotional marks often boil up from my core and push a sense of thick sadness into my throat when comprehending the sacrifice of our ANZAC’s and the magnitude of our modern day injustice.
Therefore I strive to speak in a visual language with the ability to penetrate the chrome layer shielding the raw beauty of life within.
Today I have more than twenty years of experience working within the artist community. The latter ten years in Australia has been an exciting re-emerging period, spreading over three cities; Darwin, Gladstone and now Brisbane!
In 2016 I opened my own studio in Clear Mountain to the public and participated in the Arts Trail for the second consecutive year. I am also a member of Dayboro Art Gallery as well as the Creative Samford and Flying Arts groups.
Prior to this I was an active committee member in Creative Gladstone Region Inc. This facility provides a platform for emerging and local professional artists to participate in workshops and exhibitions.
Apart from numerous Group Exhibitions, I also facilitated a collaborative artwork selected for the “Our voice, Our impact” campaign in the Judith Wright Contemporary Arts Gallery-2014 in Brisbane.
For four consecutive years my art was exhibited in the Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards.
In 2015 I held a solo exhibition 'Driftwood Depictions' followed by group exhibitions at Cedar Galleries, Yarala Country Club, 1770 Arts festival, Urban Dweller and Dayboro Art Gallery. In April ’15 I was one of the finalists chosen to participate in the St. Andrews Memorial ANZAC Award in Brisbane and as a result my artwork became part of their private collection.
Currently my work is on display at 209 Clear Mountain rd, Clear Mountain, BNE, QLD, AU where I enjoy the altitude, bush and peaceful valley as inspiration.
You are most welcome to visit this display studio for an informal cola pen doodle experience, art classes or facilitated workshops by appointment.
I do commissions and all artwork in studio-gallery is available for purchase.
The Contact page is available should you have any enquiries.