Allyson Hamblett profiles fellow artist, Noeline Bosley
Noeline Bosley has been attending Māpura Studios for a long time.
Noeline enjoys a creative life, attending two Māpura classes per week. Open Studio Two on Tuesday afternoon and Open Studio Three on Thursday afternoons. Noeline is also a regular church goer.
The Open Studio classes provide a simple, dynamic format for art activities. They offer a supportive, empathetic learning environment for artists to develop a sense of creative community and be involved in meaningful creative industry. Art tutors / therapists encourage artists to be self-directed, to explore content of personal interest and significance, and to develop their own, unique style.
Artists are guided in the use of media and techniques and encouraged to try new ideas and mediums; to tell their personal narratives through the language of visual imagery.
The facilitation is person-centred and accommodates each artist’s unique experience and perception.
Noeline’s family inspire her artmaking process. Noeline loves flowers and she draws inspiration from the gardens of her brother and sister. Noeline’s art is inspired by the plants and creatures of her family’s garden. Her work has a vivacious, lyrical quality with dabs of colour dancing across the surface of the work. Noeline is currently exploring dry media to keep the graphic strength of the initial drawings from being transmuted into her colour-scapes, in order to extend her practice.
Noeline’s artwork is regularly selected for exhibitions, and she loves seeing her work being exhibited through Māpura Studios Exhibition Programme. Noeline says she absolutely loves Māpura Studios and would love to come all the time if she could.