The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) has seen some extraordinary art and artists emerge from its 7 year history. One of the Alumni of this prestigious and unique award and exhibition is Lyne Marshall. We asked them a few questions about their experience with the awards and what they’re up to now!
What was your reaction when you won a prize in the Queensland Regional Art Awards for your work/s?
I was very excited and it was so unexpected as I hadn’t realised I was chosen to exhibit in the final round of judging. I felt it was a great honour. I have always admired the philosophy of the Flying Arts Award and felt it was an honour to be chosen to tour.
What impact did winning a prize have on you, both personally and professionally?
This experience helped me to personally focus on my career and cemented the road I had chosen, to research the creative process. Making art is a long term career decision and this award gave me the confidence to continue, grow my art’s practice and write books about the artist’s experience in the studio to help others on the same journey.
I give the occasional workshop based on theses books and the next one is in Brisbane in July 2017.
What else have you been up to in your artistic practice since your artwork started touring? Has your practice evolved or changed in that time?
My focus has always been the wilderness and I love to travel especially to outback regions. I work with painting, sculpture, photography and digital art and more recently I have been able to paint while on the road using media that is more flexible and portable. I am always looking for new ways to express the spirituality of the landscape.
Is there anything else you’d like to add about you, your practice, or your experience as a participant in the Queensland Regional Art Awards?
Flying Arts offers regional artists a valuable pathway to the greater art world and I am very grateful for the input the awards has had on my own career.
Images courtesy of the artist.