Doris Platt is one of Lockhart's most successful artists with works in major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia. Doris is one of the “Old Girls” a group of elder women who paint at the centre. The unique colours and composition of the Old Girls work has caused it to quickly be ranked among Australia’s most collectable.
Artist statement: “I was bought up in the bush in Coen and thats where I born – in the bush there and married a Lockhart man. We used to go out mustering the bullocks at Mareena Station near Coen at 4 am, camping out with the stock in the bush. It was really dry country out there,you gotta find puddle-hole when you run outta water. Now I work at the art centre, I love painting. I like being active, going out to see what's happeing out there. I like painting with bright colours and I feel good when I paint those colours. Better than hanging round at home.”
Collections: National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery , Brisbane, National Gallery Victoria, Victoria, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Doris’ work is available through: Emerge Art Space, Perth, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, Booker-Lowe Gallery Houston Texas
The following works by Doris (clockwise) are:
Untitled; Untitled; Untitled; "Seeing things more clear now"
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 September 2010 13:22)