By Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba
Visit Lost Bear Gallery at Katoomba and be swept up in the movement of celebrated wildlife artist Paul Margocsy’s bird paintings next month.
Melbourne-based Margocsy is a widely renowned artist with a distinguished career.
He is particularly known for his portrayals of Australian birds and although he describes himself as a self-taught artist, he has undertaken extensive research into ornithology.
“I consider myself very lucky that I am able to portray nature in such a way that the public enjoy it just as much as I do painting it,’’ he says.
“Having been a wildlife artist for 35 years, I am still amazed at the things I am still learning.
“I endeavour to give my subjects different characters and expressions. Movement is essential in the way I show the emotions of birds and animals.
“Most people who view my work do not believe that I have used watercolour. I try to explain to them that it is the medium but not the technique.
“I am blessed with a photographic memory and only have to look at a subject for a few moments and I can capture it in my memory bank.
“It is here where I transform the image into a composition.
“To say that I love what I do would be an understatement and to see the response I get from those who like my work is a wonderful feeling.’’
Margocsy will conduct demonstrations of his painting technique at the gallery from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2. The exhibition opening will be held Saturday, March 1, from 3pm to 5pm. All welcome. The Margocsy exhibition will run from March 1 to 24.
Lost Bear Gallery, 98 Lurline St, Katoomba, is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Details: (02) 4782 1220 or www.lostbeargallery.com.au.