Little drawings for sale!

Hello – I am putting together a post of all the little drawings that are available for purchase from Scott Livesey Galleries

Delicate, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2018

 

Envisage, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2018

 

Claw, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2017

 

Tweak,  Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 19x14cm 2018

 

These hands, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 14x19cm 2017

 

This corner, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2017

Stretch, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2017

Remission, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2017

Hands, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2018

Feet, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2018

Softer Softest, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2018

Hand study, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2018

Foot Study, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2018

Bend, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2017

Nipple, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 15x19cm 2018

Somewhere Near Linda Valley, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 14x19cm 2018

Werribee Gorge, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 14x19cm 2018

Dinorwic Slate Quarry – Wales, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2018

Black Hill, Ink on cotton paper by Lily Mae Martin 18x25cm 2017

For interest contact the gallery on T: +61 3 9824 7770 or email at info@scottliveseygalleries.com

Thank you!

New little drawings

Hello – I have been working hard on making more little drawings to take down to Melbourne to sell. I have a folio there with smaller, unframed works. They have been going at a steady rate so it is time to make some more. Here’s a sample of some that I have completed so far..


Hands
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin


Softer, softest
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin


Feet
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin

 

 

I may frame this one –


Delicate
18x25cm
Ink on cotton paper
Lily Mae Martin

 

 

I’m trying to make my work not so dark.. Which doesn’t always go to plan. I seem to have ways I do things even though I want to change them up a bit, it’s hard to break habits.

Any interest in any of my work please contact Scott Livesey Galleries – they are awesome – at info@scottliveseygalleries.com
I also have a number of works hanging on their walls at the moment as part of the WINTER SALON 2018 and some in the stock room there.

Also –


It’s school holidays so I’m off to try and be a fun mum / person for this fortnight.

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Winter Salon 2018 & works currently for sale


Reawaken, 56x76cm, Ink on paper, 2018

I have a number of drawings at Scott Livesey Galleries – A few of these are on view as part of the Winter Salon Exhibition
WINTER SALON 2018
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A rotating exhibition, ON VIEW from this Saturday 16th June, with drinks between 1-3pm.
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To view: CLICK
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Opening hours:
Tues-Fri 11am-5pm and Sat 11am-4pm.
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All queries:
T: +613 9824 7770
E: info@scottliveseygalleries.com

Below are a few works that are at the gallery currently:


Ride, 30×30, Ink on paper, 2016


Dancer, 30×30, Ink on paper, 2016

The Longest Shortest Time ink on paper 75 x 105cm 2017

Seated Nude ink on paper 75 x 105cm 2016


Waterloo State Forest, 105x75cm, Ink on paper, 2016


Enrapt, 56x76cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Mungo NSW, 23cm x 31cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Mungo Sunset, 23cm x 31cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Turn, 15x19cm, Ink on paper, 2017 – unframed


This Corner, 15x19cm, ink on paper, 2017 ( unframed )

Drawing Language – Artist talk

From This Wild Song website:

Can’t wait for our next forum Drawing Language with artists Filomena Coppola, Lily Mae Martin and Charlotte Watson! Join us for a lovely afternoon at The Art Room ( in Footscray ) and learn more about these artist’s work, their drawing language, and their experiences as women in the arts.
Afternoon tea is provided, please bring your questions!
Places are limited

CLICK HERE

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I will talk about at this forum and am really looking forward to it. It’s been an interesting process stepping back and looking over my drawing career, there’s a lot to say. I’m also excited to meet the other artists and hear what they say too.

On Saturday – I went to an artist talk by Megan Evans at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and it was truly fantastic. Artists talks are so important – if you are an artist or interested in becoming one or just interested I think these experiences are truly valuable and totally worth attending.

See you there 🙂

Meanwhile I am working on this large one, at the kitchen table as I had to keep an eye on kids who also kept an eye on me 🙂

The Good Room

Of late, I have let too many things that do not matter -matter. After a good few weeks off doing things that are not Art I feel like I’ve had my time and now it’s time to get back to it.
I forget how good it is for the art and for the soul to just stop every so often. Break bad habits, shut the socials down and do life things like garden and cook and sometimes laying on the floor and having a good cry. But also, boxing! I’ve taken up boxing and I am completely in love with it.
KA-POW!

But today I wanted to write and talk about The Good Room. Gene and I were lucky enough to buy our first home about two years ago. The house we got defo was in need of some TLC. It’s still got a long ways to go, but it has already come so far. Gene’s been woodworking and he’s so very clever while I’ve been gardening and learning the art of not killing plants, but growing them and growing them well. We are so lucky we get to share this with our almost eight year old daughter. She’s helped paint and wood work and garden and chooses things out also.
There’s a big room out the front of our place that we just used to store and dump stuff. When we moved out from Melbourne a number of years back, it was pretty sudden and up until a few months ago we still hadn’t unpacked a lot of that stuff. So we got in there a number of months ago. Pulled things out, cleaned and sorted and delivered unwanted but good things to the op shop. Luckily when we had first moved in here it was one of the few rooms that we had professionally painted, so after we cleaned up it was time to source some furniture.
It took a while to work out what kind of style we wanted to go for. After a visit to a very wonderful writer’s house in Mildura earlier this year – I knew I wanted to head towards mid century style of furniture. Gene agreed, but on the condition that we do not get those fuckin spiky clock things. ( Which I had spent the day looking at on eBay! )
After lusting after things on pinterest I simply googled ‘mid century Ballarat’ not thinking I’d have any luck but what came up was Pamo Industries. I was very, very excited when I found this. We went to their showroom and lucky for us they had chairs already restored but also a coffee table and a sideboard which had yet to be restored. It would take some time for the table and sideboard to be finished so we looked for a rug that would fit in with it all in the meantime, which we did. ( The whole house will need to have to floorboards re done at some point, but that’s a thing for the future.) When the furniture arrived it was better than Christmas – it is so beautifully restored and looks beautiful. Kidlet, Gene and I sat in there just marvelling at it and the space and laughing together. Perfect. We also sourced a couch from gumtree and have art from other artists and myself to hang on the walls.

The Good Room still has a ways to go. The plan is to find a few more lamps and side tables for it, that will take some time to hunt and find. We would also like to build a unit to store all of the books. There’s a TV port in the room but we’ll leave that, this room is for reading and crafting and tea drinking. Kidlet calls it the ‘Relaxing Room’ – it really, really is.

( L to R ) Small painting by Nadia Toukhsati, drawing by Lily Mae Martin, painting by Monique Revell, painting by Nom Kinnear-King.

Furniture by Pamo Industries.

OK, now time to get to the studio and see what I can do. See you soon.

New work, Reawaken


Reawaken
By Lily Mae Martin
56 x 76cm
Ink on paper
2018

I’m pretty pleased with this one, a merging of my two loves – the nude figure and the ( Tasmanian ) landscape.

I had these ideas a few months back, spoke to my model who ( bless her ) came over by my rather last minute request. I had frantically sketched out some poses and I am still learning how to direct people. I had been thinking about Poussin’s drawings and have always enjoyed how the figures seemed to drape.
My lecturer at VCA, Berhnard Sachs – had asked me what art I looked at during one of my tutes when I was an undergrad, I think I replied comic books. He then marched me down to the library and got me looking at the drawings of Poussin and others, he talked to me about chiaroscuro. I now look at everything; performance, the written word, the spoken word, photography, abstract, figurative, printmaking and yes, comics and zines. I think it’s importrant to observe as much as possible, outside of what you make, like to make, wish to make.

So here we are years later. I drape my model in a Poussin-type pose and have her balance on a plastic stool I had purchaed from a bargin shop some years back. I think it worked.

Works on Paper exhibition

“WORKS ON PAPER”
at Scott Livesey Galleries
909A High Street
Armadale VIC
7th to the 24th of Feb

The opening will be on Saturday the 17th of Feb, 1 to 3PM.

Featuring Jason Benjamin, McLean Edwards, Yanni Floros, Todd Hunter, Ellie Kammer, Lily Mae Martin, Matt R Martin, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Luke Sciberras and Paul White amongst others.

Here is an online link to most of the works in the show: W.O.P.18

I have a number of works in this, ranging from larger framed works to medium framed to small framed and a number of unframed small works in a folio.
I hope you can make it, I am very proud of the work I have done and to be exhibiting in such a great gallery with many amazing artists.

Little drawings ~

I have been working a lot around and during life happenings, I have quite the collection of small drawings growing that I am very proud of.
Here are a few ~


A Portrait
19 x 14cm
Ink on paper
Lily Mae Martin
2017

I’m in love with this one – the cropping of the image, the fluffiness of the hair and the texture and tones of the skin.

19 x 14cm
Ink on paper
Lily Mae Martin
2017


Fold
19 x 14cm
Ink on paper
Lily Mae Martin
2017

I’ll put together a post of all of the drawings in a couple of months. It has been very interesting cropping the images to make new images from them and working on a smaller, more intimate scale. I am really glad that someone had mentioned the idea of working smaller as I am not sure I would have come to on my own. It’s been really challenging to change things up a bit and it really didn’t work at first! But I kept going and changing things and I am pretty happy with this little series.