Gaye Pereira-Jackson (Boltong) is a self-confessed travelling addict and self-taught artist. Her first travel adventure was an overland trip to Asia, Europe, and Africa where she covered thousands of kilometres, sixty four countries, took hundreds of photographs and returned with armfuls of exciting memories!
Gaye enjoyed her painting holidays in Spain, Tuscany and France which taught her the basics of using various art media to translate her feelings onto canvas and paper. After 27 years as an expat overseas, Gaye retired and returned to Melbourne to a spend time with her grandchildren, her garden, her art and the luxury of doing as she pleases!
She has won numerous prizes and has had 4 solo art exhibitions. She spends a lot of time in Bali as she considers that her spiritual home and the place to re-vitalise her inner soul and creative spirit. Gaye enjoys experimenting with various media and topics to broaden her skills and paints to please herself and hopefully others too!
‘I focus on what moves me. Usually it's simple, beautiful things. That is the world that is mine! I just love the process and activity of making things. I like art that draws me into an experience, a point in time, a moment that I can become a part of!” Gaye
The glorious fins of a Beta Fish are incredibly colourful and showy and it is mesmerising watching them swimming! This painting is in acrylic and is 40cm x 30cm. It is mounted on wooden cradleboard and weighs 1 kg. It can be collected in the Hobsons Bay area.