Karol Oakley and Joanne Tollefson
Karol Oakley and Joanne Tollefson mounting some their new exhibition at the Nimue Gallery today; it will open on Saturday between 11:00am and 3:00pm

October 4, 2013

Award-winning South Burnett artists Karol Oakley and Joanne Tollefson will be unveiling a new exhibition at Kingaroy Nimue Art Gallery on Saturday, October 5.

The exhibition – “Here And Beyond” – features new works they’ve painted in their travels around Australia and overseas, and are executed in pastels, oils and water colours.

Both artists follow the tradition of plein-air painting (that is, painting in the open air on an easel) before finishing off larger works back in the studio.

Plein-air painting was particularly important to the Impressionists, and French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated it because it allowed them to incorporate natural light into their works.

And while both artist’s works have very little to do with Impressionism, the effect of natural light is obvious in the new show.

The exhibition will be open at the Nimue Gallery in King Street from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday.

Both artists will be on hand to discuss their works; refreshments will be served; and admission is free.

After the opening, “Here And Beyond” will remain on display until the end of October.

Note: In April this year, Nanango artist Karol Oakley won a first prize at this year’s Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition in Brisbane. Joanne Tollefson was similarly honoured in May at this year’s Nanart Art Exhibition.

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