Clunes artist, Chris O’Donnell draws her inspiration from the ever changing landscape that exists beyond her studio window. Under the artist’s eye, the distinctive seasons of Central Victoria and the surrounding bush land are transformed into a kaleidoscope of luscious colour, moving lines and shifting abstractions that manage to still retain recognisable features of the terrain.
Chris is currently working on a series of abstract paintings and drawings based on the patterns and shapes she sees in the trees, leaves and bark she encounters in the bush. Her work will be on view at Soul Barn in Fraser Street, Clunes and her work is available for purchase.
While you’re in Clunes don’t forget to check out The Sock Maker to see socks being made with an incredible antique hand-cranked sock knitting machine. Book a picnic basket or a high tea experience with the High Tea Mistress and don’t forget to check out Art + Objects, where you can browse and buy work by some of Australia’s most iconic artists and see the beautiful fabric work by Christine Lethlean. Take a short trip up the hill to Anton Micocki’s brilliant studio, Off the Beaten Track and as you make your way out of Clunes to Talbot make sure you see Tom Ripon’s unmissable studio and garden.