Hello my dear followers.
Personal circumstances have prevented me from watching Le Tour this year, 2022. And therefore I have not done any paintings.
This has given me time to reflect on my painting career.
I'm not sure I will paint Le Tour in the same way again.
I have done 10 years of Le Tour as watercolours. I feel I have covered every angle that interests me, using that medium.
I am changing to semi-abstract painting for my landscape, and that might be the future for my Le Tour work.
I've had many understanding emails for which I am grateful. And to all my collectors over the years, thank you!
26 July 2022
I am a professional artist, and have been painting and illustrating since the early seventies.
I started at the National Art School with the Diploma in Art (Education). Midway through this four year course I switched to Graphic Design, and freelanced in the advertising industry, developing logos, packaging, and general marketing. I also worked in children's books as production manager, then illustrator and book designer.
By the mid 90's the internet, web design and digital art was my passion. And in 2000 it was photography, with my husband, Bob Peters.
I had a successful and award winning career in the visual imaging world before choosing fine art painting in 2008.
My oil paintings and biography can be seen on www.shirleypeters.com.au
In my studio, preparing for my next show:
July 1 - 12th 2021
GalleryOne88 188 Katoomba Street
Katoomba NSW Australia
SBS TV Appearance
I have appeared on Australian TV: A special "Le Tour de France" preview, when the presenter Michael Tomalaris came to my studio to see where I paint.
Hello. I am a landscape painter from Sydney, Australia.
I have been painting Le Tour De France stages since 2011 but watching for much longer.
I am not a rider, just an avid fan! This race is the BEST sporting event. It is exhaustingly long, very colourful, a team event as well as an individual competition.
Being a Francophile helps. I am fortunate that some of my overseas trips have included France. The countryside is beautiful, it's warm (great for when we're watching from the southern winter!) and of course, the chateaus are second to none.
I paint a daily scene from the race that excites me and reminds me of the stage.
It might be when a breakaway is caught, struggling riders on a climb, or a sprint finish. It is the emotion of the race that appeals and what I like to portray.
Enjoy the race and thank you for viewing my art.
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To see my other art: www.shirleypeters.com.au