Jo Reitze: The Artist's Garden - Art Collector

Jo Reitze, Back garden in winter, oil on linen, 91.5 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist

Jo Reitze’s Surrey Hills garden has captivated her for twenty five years. Her joyous artworks, completed on location, celebrate nature and the restorative quality of gardens. They are freely executed with lyrical mark making, vibrant colours and diverse patterns that are enhanced by strong tonal contrasts. Composition are unified by green hues. Close viewpoints, with recognizable plants capture the essence of this beautiful garden. It is fortuitous that The Artist’s Garden coincides with Monet’s Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria as these are the paintings that have inspired her - and Sophie Matthiesson, curator of Monet’s Gardens will speak at the opening.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 8 August 2013
Exhibition closes: 7 September 2013
Location: Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128
Contact: 03 9262 6250

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