Colourful journey leads mum to exhibit art for first time

Christine Krebs, an artist and mother, is going solo for the first time, showing her impressionistic, colourful work at Community Arts on Goondoon. Photo Contributed
Christine Krebs, an artist and mother, is going solo for the first time, showing her impressionistic, colourful work at Community Arts on Goondoon. Photo Contributed Contributed

CHRISTINE Krebs, an artist and mother, is going solo for the first time - showing her impressionistic, colourful work at Community Arts on Goondoon, alongside Felicia Lloyd's exhibition No Vacancy.

After 20 years of being busy with "life", not containing art, Ms Krebs began painting again in 2012 while on maternity leave.

Inspired by a demonstration by Irene Sparks, she now attends regular classes, and joined Community Arts on Goondoon and Friends in Art.

Ms Krebs has participated in numerous local group exhibitions, and Colour Journey shows her experience and rediscovery of mediums, as well as learning some for the first time.

As Ms Krebs has a young family, fitting art in can sometime be a challenge.

She works when inspiration hits, often taking over parts of the lounge room or front porch while everyone sleeps.

Colour Journey is on display from October 15-31, and officially opens on Sunday from 3pm, with refreshments available.

Felicia Lloyd's exhibition, No Vacancy, is on show until November 3, with printmaking workshops running on October 20 and 25.

No Vacancy, supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, documents the space that exists between art and industry in the Gladstone region, using photographic, digital and print media.

Community Arts on Goondoon is at 89a Goondoon St, Gladstone.

Entry is via the carpark behind the Commonwealth Bank, with access from Roseberry St or Central Lane.

Opening hours are 10am-2pm on weekdays, and 10am-noon on Saturdays.