14 Mignon Parker

Acrylic Still Life of Flowers, Figures in the Trees & small studies of owls on paper


Ideal for the beginner artist

Put your own brand of artistic expression into this fun five-day workshop. The week will begin with painting a still life of flowers, fruits, and coloured drapes. For this you will be using acrylic paints and be working on a black primed canvas, the finished painting will have a look of contemporary realism. Enjoy creating layers of mixed media drawing distorted, stretched, entwined, and curled figures into the tree trunks of the strangler figs, many of these incredible trees are to be found growing around Grafton. For this exercise, the mediums will be charcoal, paint and layers of textured handmade papers as well as introduce a little faux gold leaf. Who doesn’t love an owl or frogmouth? To finish off the week have fun drawing and painting using various methods, mediums, and techniques to create these amazing birds on paper.This workshop is well suited to the raw beginner or more advanced student, with individual guidance and attention given to all who attend.To make this workshop more affordable Mignon will bring a kit of materials available for a reasonable cost of $20 which is payable to her in her class. The items included in the kit are some faux gold leaf, gold size, handmade textured papers, and various other products.

Mignon’s foray into the art and design world began at North Sydney Technical College and she also attended the Diploma course in Design at the National Art School in Sydney, after which she enjoyed a career in the advertising industry as a commercial artist. She has continued to be a prolific artist and is a highly sought after tutor conducting workshops privately and at well-established schools such as Northbridge School of Arts, Artest School of Arts at Leichardt, Grafton Artsfest, Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School, Art in Action, Mitchell School of Creative Arts at The Charles Sturt University, McGregor Schools University of Southern Queensland, Bribie Island Art Fest, and many other workshops around Australia.

Mignon’s work is a unique and diverse blend through many different styles, techniques, and mediums such as acrylics, watercolour, crayons, fresco, and rust oxidisation and patina. Growing up in the Australian bush is what inspires her to create the vibrant bursts of colour and the subtle textures that she enjoys working onto paper, canvas, and board. During Mignons career in the arts, she has tendered work for many mass media magazines, including, Australian Country Craft, Women’s Weekly, Family Circle, and Better Homes and Gardens and has also worked in the television industry.

Mignon has taken part in many group and solo exhibitions and is represented in private and corporate collections in England, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

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