Monday, 21 January 2013

Feature Artist - Toni Ciantar-Poole

We are please to welcome back our Resident Artist, Toni Poole, to the Art Gallery of Lambeth. Toni will be joining us for her second year.

Toni Cintar-Poole has been involved in different aspects of the arts for over 30 years; music and theatre as well as visual arts.  She has always been ready to share her experiences and knowledge with school children, teens and adults alike, whether as a vocal coach, or as a watercolour artist and instructor.  Toni understands what motivates one to want to learn something new.  She is a giving and sensitive teacher.  Her clear way of communicating sets students at ease.

She, herself, is a consummate student and is always stretching her own creative boundaries by taking classes and workshops to explore new mediums and subjects.  Until recently, she has painted exclusively in Watercolour.  Toni has been experimenting with Acrylics and Soft Pastel.  She has been privileged to take instruction with Acrylic and mixed media artist, Caroline Said-Lawrence while in Malta.  She considers this a highlight on her art journey.  

  Watercolour paintings have intrigued Toni for a long while.  She was "hooked" at the age of 12, when she did her first ‘water-activated’ set of ‘grown-up’ pictures.  Art took second place in her life as she raised her family. 

In Toni's own words: 
The pure colours and inner light of a subject rendered in watercolour never fails to captivate me. 

God's beautiful creation is a constant source of inspiration.  Looking at everyday things I try to capture their unique beauty and colour whether it's a flower, figures, still life and yes, even a fried egg still in the pan!  Just putting pigment and water on paper and watching the magic makes me wonderfully happy.  My hope is that you will see that wonder and joy in my paintings.

1 comment:

  1. Totally enjoyed the two session with Toni as my guide... amazed that I was able to create something in that short time (not long enough). Thanks Toni.