Naive Art: Work of artists in sophisticated societies who lack or reject conventional expertise in the representation or depiction of real objects. Naïve artists are not to be confused with hobbyists, or “Sunday painters,” who paint for fun. The naïve creates with the same passion as the trained artist but without the latter’s formal knowledge of methods. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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- Gender: Female
- Astrological Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Fine Art Naive Style
- Location: Kinka Beach : Queensland : Australia
I was born in Dolni Sucha, Czechoslovakia, raised in post-war Austria and settled in Australia in 1970. I developed as a painter in Grantville, Victoria in 1978. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Gallery Art Naïve, Melbourne; Australian Naïve Gallery Sydney;Art Horizon Gallery, Melbourne; Elgin Gallery Carlton. GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Queensland House, London; Musee L’Art Naif, Paris; Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne; Salon Des Arts, Melbourne; Baguette Gallery, Brisbane; Duke Gallery, Melbourne; Galerie Jeannine Blais, Canada; Galerie Je Reviens, USA;Queen Street Fine Art Gallery, Sydney; Broken Hill City Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition; Gannon House Gallery, Sydney; Art Images Gallery, Adelaide; Some Days Are Diamonds Gallery, Adelaide; Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney; High on Art Gallery, High St., Armadale; The Gallery, Cowes, Victoria; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art; with ‘Naifs Senza Frontiere’ Modena, Italy; The Gallery,Emu Park Fine arts Society. In 2006 together with my husband Robert, a retired pharmacist, and aTai Chi Instructor, I moved to the Queensland Capricorn Coast where I paint as much as possible and Robert teaches Tai Chi at the Community Development Centre & the Coolwaters Holiday Village.
“Naive Art” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na%C3%AFve_art
- V Carapic: ‘Naïve Art in Australia, Canada and Europe’ Duke Gallery, Melbourne 1994.
- ‘The Melbournian’ August 1993; April 1994
- ‘Melbourne Report’, October 1992
- ‘Math and Art Book’, Houghton Muffin Company, Boston 1992.
- O.B. Merin, B. Tomasevic: ‘World Encyclopaedia of Naïve Art’, Frederick Muller, London 1984.