Journey the bay and beyond

LIGHT AND SHADOW: A Linda Woodward painting of Cleveland Point, her work will be on display at the Redland Museum this month.
LIGHT AND SHADOW: A Linda Woodward painting of Cleveland Point, her work will be on display at the Redland Museum this month.

WHEN Linda Woodward was growing up, art and decoration and architectural drawing absorbed her but her adult working life centred on design and pattern cutting.

In 1974 she resumed her passion for painting and sold her work at local fetes and Brisbane galleries and later the Royal Queensland Art Society’s gallery sold one of her landscapes to a New Zealand buyer.

Logan TAFE bought Linda’s painting of the lake and bridge in their college grounds and invited her to teach in their adult education program. Several Logan mayors commissioned her to create canvasses and some were presented to captains of visiting British warships HMS Ark Royal and Illustrious as mementos of their crews’ Logan visits.

Linda has also painted abroad and later, following a prolonged illness, she resumed painting with a garden series called Yatala Dreaming.

Her painting explores the effects of light, particularly light in the Australian landscape and local waterscapes, hence the title of this exhibition, featuring selections from her earliest works to the present.  The picture above shows her painting of Cleveland Point, just one of the local scenes in this exhibition.

Linda has just finished painting Whepstead Manor – of special interest as her partner Graham Banks is related to the former owners of the property. 

Her exhibition A Journey in Colour and Light will be at the Redland Museum from Sunday April 8 to May 31. 

For more information phone 3286 3494.