Etchings and paintings by Trudy Rice

“I love to walk into the bush and stand and listen.  Often the birds take a long while to settle, enough for me to catch more of a fleeting glimpse.  Picking up a dried twig or leaf that has a history, fills my heart with a kind of contemplative joy, that sigh of relief that I’m again one with nature.”

Trudy’s artworks on paper and paintings are created with mindful observation, the initial drawings are etched in the very sun and water that her specimens are found which form her works on paper.

Her paintings also use printmaking methods as well as collage, giving a sense of texture and depth.

Trudy lives and works in Melbourne, however, frequents the Great Ocean Road for inspiration.