Lorna Thrift Brooks

Artist

Art work has been the focus of my life for almost 70 years, in all varieties of media plus printmaking, collage, sculpture, pottery, paper, glass, and jewellery.

I have had many wonderful teachers whose methods have stayed with me throughout my career.  I have been a teacher in adult education in South Australia before coming to Macedon. I also taught in Gisborne in the 1980s.

I have lived in Macedon since 1979  and my work as a practising artist has continued to this day, age 86. Art work has been the focus of my life for almost 70 years, in all varieties of media plus printmaking, collage, sculpture, pottery, paper, glass, and jewellery. The process and aspect of work are where I can lose myself entirely.   At the conclusion of any work I become my harshest critic.  If the standard is good, I am happy to let it go.  I am no longer attached.

I make no claim’s to be a landscape artist or portrait artist in my work .  It varies from figures to total imagination.  I use whatever media that comes to mind with the subject. at hand. Oils acrylics water media etc.  I recently purchased an etching press and have relived my interest in etching and aquatints. and enjoying it!

I was fortunate to be chosen as Artist in Residence at Arthur Boyd’s property Bundanon in 1996 and spent a wonderful time painting  and living amongst his paintings.

In the last few years illness has slowed my progress somewhat , but I keep finding new challenges to revive my interests.