Christa’s work is deliberately bold with a gentle tone that reflects, drama,
vibrancy and contrast, with suggestions of bitter-sweet and colourful-quirky emotions.
She uses gilding to enhance mood, adding richness to almost any medium.
Acrylics, charcoal and handmade ink pens are the comfortable
companions to journey most of her works into existence.
And this all started 30 years ago when she studied art in South Africa.
With complimentary undertakings thereafter, which included the
co-owner ship of an art gallery, managing her own corporate promotional
business including stationery design and gilding of corporate awards.
Today she has many years of experience working within the artist community.
The latter twelve years in Australia has been an exciting re-emerging period,
spreading over three cities; Darwin, Gladstone and now Brisbane!
In 2014 Christa opened her own studio in Clear Mountain and participated in the
Creative Samford Art Trails for five consecutive years ever since. She is also a
member of Dayboro Art Gallery, Flying Arts and Moretonbay Arts Council.
Christa’s exhibitions include a collaborative piece of art in the
Judith Wright Contemporary Arts Gallery 2014 in Brisbane.
2013 - Solo exhibition ‘Driftwood Depictions, she participated in the
1770 Arts Festival and for four consecutive years she was a finalist in the
Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards in Gladstone.
In April 2015 she was one of the finalists chosen to participate in the
St. Andrews Memorial ANZAC Award.
In 2016 she participated in two group exhibitions held by the
Chapel Gallery in Samford, exhibited in Albany Creek, and had a
Solo Exhibition in Clear Mountain.
In April 2017 The SAS Easter show invited her to be one of two
judges for their annual art awards.
In July 2018 she was one of the finalists in the Moreton Bay Art Awards
and was invited by Noel Thurgate –
National Art School, to participate in a two-day masterclass:
‘Painting the landscape through the eyes of ‘Brett Whiteley’
The Hub Gallery and the Stage Door Theatre Gallery.
In-between art classes she creates commissions,
new works for local galleries, shops and international clients.
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web: christacoetzeeart.com facebook.com/gildinginart
With a passion for hand-made dipping pens and the unique marks they make
she’s crafting these drawing instruments from organicand reclaimed materials.
For a free demo on ‘what this pen can do’ or to purchase any of her creative products,
follow the above mentioned links or call Christa on 0438 013 907
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.