Charcoal drawing, portraits & illustration
Beauty and life-experience intrigue me equally. I draw using charcoal to create large realistic portraits, occasionally adding gold leaf or coloured pastel. I spent many hours reworking details and depth, to achieve realism, challenging myself to develop my charcoal drawing techniques. I’m always on the lookout for interesting faces, and often photograph and draw local people. The aim of my artworks is to be accurate but also to capture and evoke the life and experience of the person in the portrait.” Chloe Neath
Chloe Neath has held two highly successful solo exhibitions – ‘Portraits’ in 2014 and ‘Charcoal Portraits’ at The Capital Theatre in 2015. Her portrait of Blanche D’Alpuget was presented on stage as a thankyou gift from The Capital and The Writers Festival to Miss D’Alpuget in 2015. Chloe participates in many group exhibitions and has regularly been featured in local media, including RRR and ABC Central Victoria. Her charcoal portraits have become widely recognized in the region for their beauty and intricacy.
In 2017 Chloe collaborated with The Laudanum Project theatre group, and created 30 drawings for ‘The Baby Farmer’, a project that combined an illustrated book, an exhibition and a one-act play. ‘The Baby Farmer’ toured Adelaide and Victoria with Chloe’s artworks receiving rave reviews for her technique and ability to visually capture this highly evocative story.
This is a unique opportunity to see the artist’s original charcoal drawings in the space where they are meticulously created. ‘The Baby Farmer’ drawings, the book and Chloe’s portrait drawings will all be on display during the open studios.
Studio: 583 Creswick-Newstead Rd, Sandon
2018 Open Studio times: 10-12 March (Labour Day long weekend), 17-18 March, 10am to 4pm.
mob: 0425 773 392