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Month: June, 2014

An Artist Rising Up

An Artist Rising Up

An Artist Rising Up Article by Lahnee Pavlovich  Photos by Pablo Pavlovich The first thing I notice pulling into the driveway at Solitude Art Gallery is the music. Well, maybe it’s the bamboo trees hidden among rugged green bushland, but then again, I’m pretty certain it is the music. Loud and boisterous coming from inside the gallery. I walk in a little bemused and find Darren Trebilco, shirt off, brush in hand, painting strokes to the beat. It was at that moment I knew he would have an intere...

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RISE UP

RISE UP

RISE UP – Darren Trebilco’s Solo Art Exhibition Darren is currently working on over 20 FRESH new pieces of Artwork for the Exhibition. Since the birth of his little baby daughter Aadya his Artwork practice has to completely be overhauled in how the Artwork is made, to when and of course influenced by her new energy.So visit the Gallery Showroom and witness the shift of energy in Darren’s Artwork first hand! PLEASE SHARE this Facebook event FAR and WIDE https://www.facebook.co...

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CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

Here are the remaining Christmas Trading Hours for the Gallery and Open Studio. The Gallery and Studio will be taking a well earned break over January and will be only open for Private Viewings or Sales. The Gallery / Studio will REOPEN on the 30th January 2019 You can contact Darren at 0413 013 882 to make an appointment during the Gallery and Studio closure. Solitude Art (Official) Gallery 163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia Gallery is OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm...

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EXPRESSION SESSIONS FOR KIDS

EXPRESSION SESSIONS FOR KIDS

Hi All! My name is Danielle Trebilco. Many of our Solitude Art Tribe will recognise me as the wife of talented artist Darren Trebilco. You may or may not know that I am a Montessori trained teacher and have been working with children for over 10 years now. I find absolute joy in being able to guide and support children as they discover and create themselves. I believe children have an innate wisdom and spirit that, given freedom and a supportive environment, can allow them to blossom into magnif...

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NEW PRICE, NEW FORMAT AND NEW WORKSHOPS

NEW PRICE, NEW FORMAT AND NEW WORKSHOPS

NEW PRICE, NEW FORMAT AND NEW WORKSHOPS Well we have been listening to your feedback on our first batch of Expression Sessions Workshops. This is what we have come up with…. NEW PRICE *We now have a $99 early bird rate. Pay for the workshop one week or more in advance and save. Bookings after the early bird cut off date will be $110. *All Workshops will still need to be paid for at least two days in advance to allow for purchase of materials. NEW FORMAT *We have been shopping around for m...

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Join the Solitude Art Gallery Tribe

Join the Solitude Art Gallery Tribe

Solitude Art Gallery – Get 10%off your first purchase Join the Solitude Art Gallery Tribe HERE  and received 10%off your first purchase – Valid until the 30th June 2018…    Solitude Art (Official) Gallery 163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Gallery is OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm… Artist Darren Trebilco SOLITUDE ART ® © www.solitudeart.com.au #darrentrebilco #solitudeartgallery #artforsale #contemporaryartgallery

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DARREN TREBILCO – EXPRESSION SESSIONS

DARREN TREBILCO – EXPRESSION SESSIONS

The Darren Trebilco EXPRESSION SESSIONS have arrived! JUNE ART workshops… Unleash your creative BEAST! With Darren Trebilco’s ‘EXPRESSION SESSIONS’ Your hidden creative beast awaits! SCROLL DOWN FURTHER FOR JUNE’S WORKSHOPS.. IMPROVISED BRUSHES  -THURSDAY 14TH JUNE 9AM TO 12PM IMPROVISED BRUSHES – Unleash your creative potential on canvas without using a single paint brush! This workshop will be delightfully chaotic, beautifully messy and expansively free flowing...

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DANIELLE SIX MONTHS AT BROKEN HEAD

DANIELLE SIX MONTHS AT BROKEN HEAD

Artist Statement I find myself forever trying to lose myself and fall into the moment, feverishly searching for ways to remain in the FLOW. I feel strong and find the bold strokes from brush in hand and the rattle of the can of acrylic spray paint rocks me through the day and night, as I ride the vapours of what once was. I remain poised and alive capturing our Broken Head adventure. The blistering heat, the planned for lazy days in the sun non-existent, the constant hiss of uneasiness at our ...

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Gallery / Open Studio Reopens

Gallery / Open Studio Reopens

Gallery / Open Studio Reopens 11th April The Solitude Art Gallery and the Darren Trebilco Open Studio will be back to regular trading hours and re-open to the public from this Wednesday 11th April at 10am… Trading Hours… Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm 163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia www.solitudeart.com.au

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Welcoming Aadya – A new life chapter

Welcoming Aadya – A new life chapter

Wow, it is hard to believe it has been three weeks since I closed the Gallery down prior to the birth of my daughter, Aadya Moonstone Trebilco… Both Danielle and I have really appreciated the space and time from Gallery and public life. This has allowed us to get to know our tiny daughter that little bit more without the interruptions of everyday life and to give our full attention to this brief but precious time. I’d like to thank everyone for the words of support, e-mails, texts a...

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It’s been a well-guarded secret, but we can now reveal… BABY TREBILCO is arriving in MARCH!!!

It’s been a well-guarded secret, but we can now reveal… BABY TREBILCO is arriving in MARCH!!!

  It’s been a well-guarded secret, but we can now reveal… BABY TREBILCO is arriving in MARCH!!! Please be aware that Gallery hours may change without notice due to the unpredictability of this exciting time. We appreciate the LOVE and Enthusiasm of our Solitude Art Tribe. If you would like to offer support to the new parents as they figure out how their baby works, a good friend has set up a Meal Train that you cancontribute to with a meal or a donation. View link HERE https:/...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Solitude Art Gallery…   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Solitude Art Gallery… We like to thank you for your support over this year and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to catching up with you again next year as we aim for the stars! The Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio will be CLOSED from Sunday 17th December 2017 for the Christmas and New Year break. The Gallery will R...

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FEATHER TRIBE

FEATHER TRIBE

  FEATHER TRIBE (Set of 6) We are all just one tribe. Each feather standing alongside another in this BIG Universe. We are tall, slender, intricate, short, broad, fluffy, scruffy, colourful, flamboyant, simple. We are brown, black, white, red, yellow and all of the colours of the rainbow. We are many, yet we often appear isolated and alone at times. Each feather, in and of itself, is perfect… Together, we are one, we are TRIBE. Which feather are you? Media – Mixed Media on T...

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BARNY

BARNY

  BARNY You are immersed deep in the rich earth, accompanied only by your thoughts and the pulsing of your heart. You forge forward. Scratching away at the surface of a great, BIG DREAM. Feeling the pulse of the Great Mother, you open your eyes and heart to the love that she provides. Deep down in the dirt, the moments just peel away. Here, you will find the very stillness that you seek. Everything slows down. You will feel the rich soil, the entwined roots, the flesh and…Read more ...

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COURTSHIP

COURTSHIP

COURTSHIP   The COURTSHIP ritual now, begins… Simultaneously, our suitor and the rest of the flock break out into dance. He is bold, strong and oh, so PINK! He unfurls his gorgeous wings as he takes a quick glance across to gain the attention of his potential conquest, his prize. Is this the moment he will lure her in with his good looks and debonair dance routine? Will she be the partner of his dreams…for one season? He looks longingly, with intensity into her eye as the mating ritual be...

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MURRAY

MURRAY

MURRAY This larikin I call Murray typifies the excitement, the joy, the wobble and the bloody awkwardness we all experience in life. With that BIG cheeky grin, life can not be all that bad. Murray shows us we can all swim in joy, even while life has us ragged, wet and dishevelled at times. We just smile show up, day in and day out! A lot of the time, I see Murray basking in the sun by himself, or squabbling with his mates, maybe over an easy meal or that perfect spot with the right amount of s...

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THE VOID

THE VOID

THE VOID Into the void all things must go and out of the void all new things come. Find the reaper, the crow. Feel her wings tips as they brush your face, hear the thump of her feathers, embrace the power as you fearlessly face the open vastness of the void… First, you will need to find trust, trust in yourself and trust in her, to do this work that allows you to shed your old skin. You will feel the darkness rattle as she cleaves a new path. Learn to sit with your black surrounds. This time th...

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FREE CALL OF THE WILD CATALOGUE

FREE CALL OF THE WILD CATALOGUE

Just follow the information below. FREE ‘CALL OF THE WILD’ CATALOGUE! Download your free copy of the  ‘CALL OF THE WILD’ Exhibition catalogue. Click on the link below DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE FREE ‘CALL OF THE WILD Schedule of Artworks Click on the link below DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE HERE   Exhibition Quick Details:  Opening Night – 6pm to 9pm 24th November 2017 Exhibition open until – 16th December 2017 (During Gallery hours) Solitude Art Gallery 163 Glenview Road, G...

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CALL OF THE WILD EXHIBITION

'CALL OF THE WILD' Darren Trebilco's Solo Art Exhibition Opening Night - 6pm 24th November - Exhibition open until 16th December 2017 Gallery Showroom OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm - 163 Glenview Rd Glenview Sunshine Coast QLD AUST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL OF THE WILD  

- Darren Trebilco’s Solo Exhibition

Feeling like a walk on the wild side? Sunshine Coast artist, Darren Trebilco’s latest solo exhibition, CALL OF THE WILD, will immerse you in an untamed world of creatures, both fierce and majestic, as you lose yourself in a wilderness of paint and possibility.

The collection of 30 artworks, bursting with Darren’s trademark bright colours and bold lines, are inspired by the artist’s strong connection with the animal world. Working in a variety of media, including oils, acrylic, pastels and charcoal, the collection offers an original style that will keep even the most hardened art enthusiast intrigued.

Call of the Wild can be viewed at the Solitude Art Gallery, nestled in leafy Glenview, just off the highway behind Aussie World.

Members of the public are invited to Call of the Wild ‘s opening night on Friday, November 26th from 6pm-9pm, with wine and canapés provided. The exhibition is available for viewing until December 16th during Solitude Art Gallery’s opening hours, 10am-5pm, Wednesday to Saturday. Visit solitudeart.com.au or contact 0413 013 882 for further details.

Facebook Exhibition event page – HERE

Exhibition Quick Details:
Opening Night – 6pm to 9pm 24th November 2017
Exhibition open until – 16th December 2017 (During Gallery hours)

Solitude Art Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Open 10am to 5;00pm Wednesday to Saturday…
Call 0413 013 882
See you there!

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'CALL OF THE WILD' Darren Trebilco's Solo Art Exhibition Opening Night - 6pm 24th November - Exhibition open until 16th December 2017 Gallery Showroom OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm - 163 Glenview Rd Glenview Sunshine Coast QLD AUST

EVOLUTION RISING

EVOLUTION RISING

  EVOLUTION RISING So if you haven’t made it to the Darren Trebilco’s – EVOLUTION RISING well maybe it is time to get on down to it!… Now showing @ The Fix Coolum  Shed 1 / 132 Greenoaks Drive Coolum, Queensland, Australia Call 0438 771 366 Open 7am to 3;30pm Monday to Friday… This collection is full of dynamic, vibrant energy and colour you would expect from a Trebilco artwork. This hang is up until the end of September….So get to it! ALSO as a part of ...

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‘KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-2′

‘KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-2′

‘KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-2′ Artist Darren Trebilco 2017 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT COMPETITION ENTRY…       ***Artwork is currently located at the NSW Art Gallery for judging. Artwork is available for purchase and will be shipped upon it’s return to the Gallery*** For further enquiries about this artwork and it’s return contact the Gallery HERE Artist Statement This is my third and final piece of Kirk Pengilly. It has been a great opportunity to get to know and explore the many face...

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Reminder – Gallery CLOSED dates…

Reminder – Gallery CLOSED dates…

The Gallery will be CLOSED from the 18th June to the public for a well earned rest! The Gallery will re-open to the public on the Wednesday the 12th July 2017. Thank you for your understanding Regards Solitude Art Gallery.   Reminder – Gallery CLOSED dates… The Solitude Art Gallery will be closing for some annual leave shortly… We are OPEN this week Wednesday 14th June, Thursday 15th June, Friday 16th June and Saturday 17th June 10am to 5pm…. After that the Gallery w...

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THE VISITOR – DARREN TREBILCO’S LATEST ARTWORK

THE VISITOR – DARREN TREBILCO’S LATEST ARTWORK

THE VISITOR DARREN TREBILCO – STARES AT THE VISITOR – SOLITUDE ART GALLERY – 163 Glenview Road Glenview QLD 4553 DARREN TREBILCO – THE VISITOR – SOLITUDE ART GALLERY – 163 Glenview Road Glenview QLD 4553 I was unprepared when the Peacock strutted into my world. Bold and extravagant, the gaze of his multitude of unflinching eyes was both exhilarating and mesmerising. And why had he chosen my studio door step, or all possible perches, to take his ease? He stared...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Solitude Art Gallery...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Solitude Art Gallery…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Solitude Art Gallery…

The Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio is now CLOSED for the Christmas and New Year break. The Gallery will re-open on the 18th January 2017 10am to 5pm.

We like to thank you for your support over this year and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We look forward to catching up with you again next year as we aim for the stars!

Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
Gallery is OPEN Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm…
SOLITUDE ART ® ©
www.solitudeart.com.au
Artist Darren Trebilco

Own your own original Darren Trebilco

Own your own original Darren Trebilco artwork

Own your own original Darren Trebilco artwork, TODAY!

Introducing the Solitude Art Gallery 5 Step Payment Plan.
Step 1. Choose your Artwork
Step 2. Contact the Gallery to place 30% deposit on your artwork TODAY.
Step 3. You can choose to pay it off quickly or pay it off in fortnightly payments up to three months.
Step 4. Pick up your artwork after your final payment.
Step 5 Hang your original Darren Trebilco artwork on the wall, Enjoy!

Contact the Gallery for further information…
[email protected]
0413 013 882
www.solitudeart.com.au

Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
Gallery is OPEN Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm…
SOLITUDE ART ® ©
www.solitudeart.com.au
Artist Darren Trebilco

 

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3

Artist Darren Trebilco

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco - In the Gallery

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco – In the Gallery

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco - Detail of face

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco – Detail of face

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco - Detail of right side of face

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco – Detail of right side of face

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco - Solitude Art Gallery

INXS KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1 Artist Darren Trebilco – Solitude Art Gallery

INXS – KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-1

Artist Darren Trebilco

 

To capture a man such as Kirk Pengilly in a portrait is no small feat. He is much more than the guy from INXS with the glasses and the mo. The man has rocked it with the best around the globe and has spent a lot of time in the bright lights.

Away from those spotlights, Kirk experiences life in all its light and shade. Just like the rest of us, he finds moments in his life when he seems to walk a bold path, his direction sure, and all seems to flow. On other days, his path seems all jagged edges, threatening to pierce out of…Read more HERE

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Media Oil on Canvas

Size H 1800mm x W 1500mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

$5000

 

KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3

KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3

Artist Darren Trebilco
KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3 Artist Darren Trebilco Solitude Art Gallery 163 Glenview Road Glenview QLD AUST 4553

KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3 FACE ZOOM

KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3 DETAIL ON FOREHEAD

KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3 Artist Darren Trebilco

2016 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT ENTRY – KIRK PENGILLY PORTRAIT-3

Artist Darren Trebilco

The two sides of Kirk Pengilly. Standing in the light but so often overshadowed. The guy from INXS with the glasses and the mo. He w as the one that played the sax, right? The bright lights, the music so quintessentially Australian, the eventual tragedy. That’s one side. Only one dimension.

The Kirk I met is a down-to-earth, genuine kind of guy. He picked me up from the ferry to do his sitting, offered me tea and spoke to me with candour about the ups and downs of his life. The man has lived. Personal and professional tragedies and triumphs. And of course….Read more HERE

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Media Oil, Acrylic and Enammel on Timber Frame

Size H 1500mm x W 23300mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

$7500

PAINTING OF THE MONTH – ‘SHAPE SHIFTER’

Shape Shifter up close detail 3

‘SHAPE SHIFTER’

The world can become so unfamiliar and far disconnected from reality.  For some, this is the norm.  They buy into the dream that some day they will be eating rainbows and feeling fulfilled. Nothing is real, a copy of a copy. Fake nails, fake hair, fake boobs, fake tan, fake money, fake food, fake life, the list just goes on.  We even try to mimic nature and create our own environments.  A sense of control to make us feel safe and hooked on the next latest craze… Some of us fill the planet with our lust for plastic and luxury, leaving others to starve and species to be wiped out.  We are certainly not the master race!

I, too, was one of these consumers, craving the latest gadget, a so called 1st world ‘need’…With the fake and polished lifestyle, the flash car, the house and the money. An empty pit of misery that nearly consumed me.  I am still unravelling the mess of guilt and the void that social expectations imprinted upon me.  Consumerism is what it is all about people, the corporate giants want us to buy, buy and buy!  So, you feel unhappy from a shit week at work, working for someone you don’t like in a job you despise?  Good!  Buy something, buy more until the hurt goes away!  ‘Buy now, cry later’ as they sa

The chameleon could almost be the poster child, for this little game we call ‘modern life’ – our rapidly-changing environment ever requiring of us a constantly updated and fashionable new cover.  Moving through the jungle, changing their appearance to blend into their surrounds, putting on whatever facade is required for survival.  As we move through the social pitfalls of life, we get so experienced with the changes…Putting on one mask for this occasion, a differnt mask for the next.  You get it!  We all change our colours to suit the environment!  However, when we are cornered, like a chameleon, the SHAPE SHIFTER’ truly appears. We leap from the safety of our cover, exposing our true selves, changing rapidly into bright and stronger contrasting colours.  We take a fighting stance and the exposed animalism of this reactive being now puts on a real magic show.  Win or lose, you feel the sting of being human!

Wake up!

I guess the big issue arises when we take a serious look at ourselves in the mirror and realise that the life we have created, with all its multi-facetted complexities, is just bullshit and we TOTALLY LACK SUBSTANCE. Only then can we find our compassion, our LOVE and make the shift.  Do it now before it is too late and you are consumed in your own living hell!

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Media Oil on Canvas

Size H 900mm x W 405mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

$1250

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Shape Shifter - Chameleon painting by Darren Trebilco

PAINTING OF THE MONTH – ‘SHIA’

PAINTING OF THE MONTH – ‘SHIA’

SHIA – A lovely Barn Owl created by Artist Darren Trebilco can be viewed at the Sunshine Coast Solitude Art Gallery/Open Studio Glenview QLD Solitude Art Gallery – Painting of the Month – SHIA – Barn Owl For six weeks, I was bombarded relentlessly with the sight of this magnificent Barn Owl. With her outspread wings and piercing eyes, she was flying directly at me with pure power. I tried to force her away, however the more I did, the more I would feel her energy. She came at m...

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From the Solitude Art Gallery…March

From the Solitude Art Gallery…March

Latest news from the Solitude Art Gallery / Studio… Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Hi Solitude Art Tribe!Well, it is time again to send out my newsletter…It’s hard to believe that was a month! This month, we have had higher amounts of visitors dropping in and viewing my art, with plenty of fresh contacts and enquiries on various artworks. Very pleasing during th...

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Easter holiday trading hours…

Easter holiday trading hours…

Easter holiday trading hours… Solitude Art Gallery – Will be CLOSED over the Easter Holidays until the 7th April 2016 Solitude Art Gallery – Will be CLOSED over the Easter Holidays… The Solitude Art Gallery wishes everyone, A great and safe Easter while spending it with Family and LOVE ones! Our Easter Trading hours, we will be CLOSED and I will be also taking a short break after Easter… Apparently Darren Trebilco needed 29 paint brushes to complete his Self-Portrai...

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From the Solitude Art Gallery…

Solitude Art Gallery / Open Studio 163 Glenview Road Glenview Queensland Australia 4553

Latest news from the
Solitude Art Gallery / Studio…

Friday 26th February 2016

Latest news from the Solitude Art Gallery
Hi Solitude Art Tribe!
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of February…Yikes!  Over the past six weeks the Gallery has been slowly building momentum in a period of the year that is usually slow for visitors.  We are seeing an increasing number of visitors to the Gallery and plenty of enquiries about the ART!

The studio has been busy and off to a great start with the creation of my latest artwork, ‘SHIA’ (check it out HERE).  I am also currently working on two of three large portraits for this year’s national portrait competitions.  I will be entering into the Archibald, Doug Moran and the Black Swan Portrait prizes, so I’m definitely stepping it up with the portraits this year, so there is another busy three months or so to come working on these paintings.

I also have plans bubbling in the pot for a solo show of my artwork called ‘CALL OF THE WILD’.  There will be an exhibition at the Gallery around May-June and I am looking at other options to get the collection down the east coast of Oz.  I am on the look out for new venues/galleries that would be interested in hanging my exhibition.   If you are aware of any venues that would be interested in taking part in this opportunity, please contact the Gallery at [email protected]

Please check out and follow our social pages here:
* FACEBOOK – facebook.com/solitudeart
* INSTAGRAM – instagram.com/solitudeartgallery
* GOOGLE PLUS plus.google.com/+SOLITUDEARTGlenview

Regards
Darren
Latest artwork by Darren Trebilco 'SHIA'
Latest Artwork…
‘SHIA’
– Barn Owl

For six weeks, I was bombarded relentlessly with the sight of this magnificent Barn Owl. With her outspread wings and piercing eyes, she was flying directly at me with pure power. I tried to force her away, however the more I did, the more I would feel her energy. She came at me from every direction, day, night, it didn’t matter! To be honest I really didn’t want to paint an owl, nor, apparently, did I want to deal with the negative hooks that held me down!

To make it all disappear, all I had to do was to follow the signs and open the door to the other side. In doing this, ‘SHIA’ opened a hidden connection from deep within me. An emerging of true spirit that would recapture and realign me with my true path. She guided me with her intuition, gave me the ability to…Read more HERE:
Artwork ‘SHIA’
Media Oil on Canvas
Size H 710mm x W 1660mm x B 45mm
Artist Darren Trebilco
$2300

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Latest Artwork 'SHIA' from artist Darren Trebilco
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - CALL OF THE WILD - DARREN TREBILCO SOLO EXHIBITION
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST…I have plans for a solo exhibition called ‘CALL OF THE WILD’.  There will be an exhibition at the Gallery around May-June and I am looking at other options to get the collection down the east coast of Oz.I am on the look out for new venues/galleries that would be interested in hanging my exhibition.   If you are aware of any venues that would be interested in taking part in this opportunity, please contact the Gallery HERE
Feature Artwork…
'A NEW DAWN APPROACHING' Artist Darren Trebilco
'SPLENDOR' Artist Darren Trebilco
'CANDY APPLE' Artist Darren Trebilco
'BRUTUS' - Artist Darren Trebilco
'WAR PAINT' Artist Darren Trebilco
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‘SHIA’ – Barn Owl

‘SHIA’ – Barn Owl

SHIA – Detail of the Barn Owl Face Artwork created by Artist Darren Trebilco can be viewed at the Sunshine Coast Solitude Art Gallery/Open Studio Glenview QLD ‘SHIA’ – Barn Owl For six weeks, I was bombarded relentlessly with the sight of this magnificent Barn Owl. With her outspread wings and piercing eyes, she was flying directly at me with pure power. I tried to force her away, however the more I did, the more I would feel her energy. She came at me from every direction, day, night, it ...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Solitude Art Gallery / Open Studio wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi Solitude Art Tribe!

It has been a successful year at the Gallery/Studio with plenty of visitors, sales and lots of creativity this year.  It has definitely been an amazing journey, especially considering that the Gallery has only been going for two and half years!I would like to take this chance to thank you for the ongoing support and appreciation you have all offered this year.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!I will be shutting down Solitude Art for a couple of weeks for a well-earned break to recharge for my next creative adventure in 2016…

The Gallery will be OPEN  December
12th Saturday – 10am to 5pm
13th Sunday – 10am to 5pm
17th Thursday – 10am to 5pm
18th Friday – 10am to 5pm
19th Saturday – 10am to 5pm
20th Sunday – 10am to 5pm

The Gallery will be CLOSED,from the 21st to 13th January and will RE-OPEN Thursday 14th January 10am to 5pm

While we are closed, check out and follow our social pages here:
* FACEBOOK – facebook.com/solitudeart
* INSTAGRAM – instagram.com/solitudeartgallery
* GOOGLE PLUS plus.google.com/+SOLITUDEARTGlenview

Regards
Darren
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SOLITUDE ART CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS DECEMBER

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

LATEST ARTWORK…’LORETTA’

LORETTA by Sunshine Coast Artist Darren Trebilco - Detail of face

LORETTA by Sunshine Coast Artist Darren Trebilco – Detail of face

‘LORETTA’

‘LORETTA’ found me, lost in the woods of creative disillusionment. This spirit animal knows when to intervene and when not to. It was a blessing that she showed herself to me. I searched for space within, delving above and below the surface of the true self and found balance.

During this period, she brought me uneasiness, allowing me to feel discomfort so that I could find the good in the dark, a light in the night. The shift allowed me to change old thought patterns and find healthier patterns from my childhood that sustained happiness and creativity. In her spines I found peace and tranquillity as my brush slashed across the canvas in colourful abandonment, nourishing the soul as the world erupted all around me. I put aside fear and found LOVE.

This beautiful power animal saged my mind and heart. Asserting her success and honour, she gave me the strength to dig to in my claws, to remain stubborn, strong, protected and grounded so that I could stand up for myself. Her eyes pierced straight through me, radiating compassion and understanding as I tackled the lessons before me in an attempt to find a happier, stable and healthier life…

‘The journey is long…so remain patient, embrace the road you travel and there you will find success.’

Artwork ‘LORETTA’
Media Acrylic on Canvas
Size H 1200mm x W 1200mm x B 45mm
Artist Darren Trebilco
$2500

Solitude Art © ®

LORETTA by Sunshine Coast Artist Darren Trebilco

LORETTA by Sunshine Coast Artist Darren Trebilco – Owner-Artist of Solitude Art Gallery Glenview

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

‘Solitude’ Exhibition – Maleny

SOLITUDE-EXHIBITION-MALENY
Darren Trebilco invites you to:

‘Solitude’ Exhibition – Maleny

Location / Date and Time
Maleny Library Monday 2 November to Monday 30 November
Following a burning passion of self-expression Darren Trebilco works out of his studio in Glenview.
Drawn to the many forms in nature Darren is inspired to express himself creatively. He finds beauty in:
• the texture of a rock or tree
• different shades of the earth in a well-worn track in the bush
• wildlife sightings and experiences
• the power of the rolling surf
• the flickering light camp fires bring at night.
Darren loves to use strong, bold, expressive lines that hold maximum punch and can show movement, power and emotion. He views his work as expressive, spiritual, unique, dynamic and original! His paintings can take months to be fully completed.
For further information check out the link HERE
Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
Gallery is OPEN Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm…
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#darrentrebilco #solitudeartgallery #artforsale#contemporaryartgallery

— at Solitude Art (Official).

Latest Artwork… ‘THUNDER CLOUD’

THUNDER CLOUD- Artist Darren Trebilco- wolf head - Solitude Art Gallery 163 Glenview Road Glenview Queensland Australia www.solitudeart.com.au

Latest Artwork…
‘THUNDER CLOUD’

The wolf spirit holds its steely gaze on the target while the warrior holds his ground. The warrior remains calm, utilising strength, empathy and knowledge to overcome adversity.

Reflecting back over this past year, it has been a physically, artistically and spiritually challenging one for me, but what a very rewarding journey it has been. The above statement expresses, to an extent, the process I have had to move through as I have connected further with my higher self. It has been intense, particularly over the last month, with the new moon and retrograde in full effect.

My meditation has been flawed. Each day, I take a moment out from gallery life, my heart wide open, ready to receive. Recently, however, there has been no room to accept what what the Universe has to offer, as I have been filled to the brim with misguided fear, anxiety flooding my body, the dark storm within evoking old rituals of self doubt and negativity. Far from living my dream and living full in the pursuit of my passion, the clouds have darkened, rolling in, raining on my sunny day. No stars could be seen. Matte black as far as the eye could see. I struggled, wrestled with the darkness, as it turned me inside out. I searched the black, willing my totem to appear through the thick, sticky fog. I shone my search light to all corners of my soul, hoping to find my my guide or for him to see my shining light, but either he saw no such light, or he chose to remain away, steadfast, silent and distant. Had I been abandoned in my time of need? All I was confronted with was my own reflection…My anger and frustration at my totem bubbled as I….Read more HERE

THUNDER CLOUD- Artist Darren Trebilco - Solitude Art Gallery 163 Glenview Road Glenview Queensland Australia www.solitudeart.com.au

Artwork ‘THUNDER CLOUD’
Media Pastel and Charcoal on Canvas
Size H 950mm x W 600mm x B 45mm
Artist Darren Trebilco
$1100

Solitude Art © ®

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

TREBILCO ventures to Sydney…

TREBILCO ventures to Sydney for his 2016 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT Sitter….
2016 ARCHIBALD SITTER GUESS WHO

Just recently, I ventured down to Sydney to catch up with my 2016 Archibald Portrait sitter.  It was a breath of fresh air to get out of the studio and spend some time with my intriguing subject for next years artwork.  The weather in Sydney was crazy, but it didn’t dampen my creative enthusiasm.  I really appreciated the time,  honesty and openness in conversation shared between myself and my sitter while completing my preliminary work for the portrait.  Such a responsive and professional yet relaxed approach from my subject will definitely allow me to explore and engage on a deeper level with the artwork.  A big thank you to the “Mystery Sitter”!

ALSO

While TREBILCO was in Sydney for his 2016 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT Sitter....He check out the Brett Whitely Studio

While I was in Sydney, I made the most of my limited time away from the Gallery and dropped in to view some of the major galleries in the area.  While I enjoyed viewing this years finalist for the 2015 Archibald Portrait prize, the real stand out for me was my visit to the Brett Whitely Studio.  It has been on my wish list for so long!  I highly recommend if you are in Sydney to drop in to the studio.  It was definitely a moving experience for me to take in such unique work at such a close proximity.  I ended up spending over three hours moving throughout the studio, taking in all things Brett Whitely.  I was particularly lucky to catch ‘ALCHEMY’,  18 timber panels of sheer awesomeness.
I left Sydney tired, yet feeling full to the brim with creative juices ready to flow into my next series of artwork.

Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
SOLITUDE ART
Registered Trademark – Copyright 2015
www.solitudeart.com.au

‘WALK THE BLACK DOG’

‘WALK THE BLACK DOG’

Solitude Art Gallery – Painting of the Month – ‘WALK THE BLACK DOG’ I grab my red leash and wrap it around your whining neck. You howl and snarl at me but it is all I have to contain you, filthy beast. Outside the sun is shining and it’s a wonderful day to ‘WALK THE BLACK DOG’! Time to take a chance, risk a change. My heart might not be in it, but I can at least pretend a joy for life; fake it, as do all those vacant-eyed ghosts that pass me on the street. It has been so...

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DARREN TREBILCO invites you to “Explore the depths of a Moment in Time”…

Artist Darren Trebilco - Solitude Art Gallery 163 Glenview Road Glenview Queensland Australia www.solitudeart.com.au

Come out and visit… The Solitude Art (Official) Gallery / Open Studio is located in an intimate setting in Glenview.  It is just off the highway, behind the Ettamogah Pub, a short distance along Glenview Road.

Once there, you will meet and talk direct to the artist and owner of the Gallery, Darren Trebilco. You will find Darren’s style to be unique; contemporary and very expressionistic!  Darren’s artwork is full of dynamic energy, colour, and texture with varied subject matter.  Between the artwork and the presence of the artist himself, the atmosphere of the gallery is an experience not to be missed!

Gallery / Open Studio -  trading hours
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
SOLITUDE ART
Registered Trademark – Copyright 2015
www.solitudeart.com.au

WHAT A JOURNEY!

WHAT A JOURNEY!

WHAT A JOURNEY! As I sit here writing this blog, I am full of anticipation to be reunited with my 2015 Archibald portrait entry, ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’… I have to admit, I really enjoy viewing my artwork in the months after I have completed a piece. During the painting process, I am so heavily engrossed that I do not see the work as a whole. Just as dash here, a dab there. Fully immersed in the spirit of the piece, I allow the energy to flow through me. Sometimes it feels ...

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LOYALTY & COURAGE  – Spirit Bird Diptych

LOYALTY & COURAGE – Spirit Bird Diptych

LOYALTY & COURAGE – Spirit Bird Diptych The moment had come. After waiting patiently for two months, my timber frames standing blank and readied, you finally arrived. My creative energy had been fuelled by months of anticipation. As you passed overhead I could hear your loud, haunting cries echoing through the studio and I could feel them passing through my body. You announced your arrival, a call to spirit as you soared across ancient songlines with the slow, methodical and distinctive win...

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Whats been happening at the Gallery…

What’s been happening at the Gallery…

After completing my Archibald Portrait entry piece and then backing it up with a successful EOFY FLOW NOW Sale, I took some time out.  It was an opportunity to recharge, spend some time with my fiancee Danielle and to concentrate on some other activities, offering some much needed time out from the shop front of the Gallery.  I managed to spend some time on a few projects I have been wanting to do but have been unable to achieve while maintaining Gallery trading hours….

Here is what I got up to over my time out…

New Signs - New Main entrance sign for the Solitude Art Gallery/Open Studio…

New entrance sign for the Solitude Art Gallery...

New entrance sign for the Solitude Art Gallery…

Keep a look out for the new road sign for the Solitude Art Gallery… Sorry, artist Darren Trebilco is not for sale!

Keep a look out for the new road sign for the Solitude Art Gallery...Artist Darren Trebilco is not included!

Keep a look out for the new road sign for the Solitude Art Gallery… Sorry, artist Darren Trebilco is not for sale!

New entrance sign for the Solitude Art Gallery…

Darren Trebilco leaning on the new sign to the entrance of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Darren Trebilco leaning on the new sign to the entrance of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

New Business Cards - New business cards for the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio featuring the amazing ‘ULYSSES’ Check out the full details of ‘ULYSSES’ HERE

New business cards for the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio featuring the amazing 'ULYSSES'

New business cards for the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio featuring the amazing ‘ULYSSES’

Earth works - Plenty of work going on with some excavator work increasing the drainage and beautification of the surrounding area at the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Plenty of work going on with some excavator work increasing the drainage and beautification of the surrounding area at the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Plenty of work going on with some excavator work increasing the drainage and beautification of the surrounding area at the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Extra drainage now dug in at the entrance of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Extra drainage now dug in at the entrance of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Pebbles - Solitude Art Gallery has received the first delivery of Western Red Pebbles for the entrance to the Gallery.  A second delivery will be coming after the completion of the new drainage works in to the entrance section adjacent to the car park.

Solitude Art Gallery has received the first delivery of Western Red Pebbles for the entrance to the Gallery. A second delivery will be coming after the completion of the new drainage works in to the entrance section adjacent to the carpark

Solitude Art Gallery has received the first delivery of Western Red Pebbles for the entrance to the Gallery. A second delivery will be coming after the completion of the new drainage works in to the entrance section adjacent to the car park

Western Red Pebbles layed down for phase 1 of the beautification of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Western Red Pebbles layed down for phase one of the beautification of the Solitude Art Gallery and Open Studio

Clearing some old energy - Artist Darren Trebilco up on the chain saw clearing away some the old energy around the Solitude Art Gallery.  This has allowed further light in for these the colder winter months…

Artist Darren Trebilco up on the chain saw clearing away some the old energy around the Solitude Art Gallery to increase some further light in during the colder winter months...

Artist Darren Trebilco up on the chain saw clearing away some the old energy around the Solitude Art Gallery to increase some further light in during the colder winter months…

Universal Symbols – Totem - With symbols channeled by the amazing Ken Dowling, these totems can now be purchased through the Solitude Art Gallery / Open Studio or by contacting Ken directly (details below).

Universal Symbols Totem by the amazing Ken Dowling can be purchased through the Gallery

Universal Symbols Totem by the amazing Ken Dowling can be purchased through the Gallery

Size: 1 metre High
With 6 Symbols (painted) on the front of sculpture $295 each.
Or Symbols painted on all four sides of Totem is $450 each

PLEASE NOTE:
As each Universal Symbol Sculpture is individually handmade by Ken, it is best to email or phone us directly when you are ordering your personal Sculpture. Just choose a style and budget that suits you and Ken will create a piece that is personally made for you. The value of the individually created sculptures do not vary from the standard price list on the online store.

When ordering your sculpture please phone or email for shipping costs.
Phone: 07 5447 9990
Mobile: 0447 798 921
Email: [email protected]

*Please contact Ken during business hours (Mon-Fri).

Universal Symbols has also supplied the Gallery with a pack of Healing cards so you now can do your own reading at the Gallery…

Universal Symbols readings: Select one or more cards to do a reading for yourself or others. Simply select your cards, placing them down symbol side up and take a moment to focus on each symbol to allow the energy of your card to filter into your being.

Once you have felt the energy of your symbolic reading, turn each card over and read the intention of your message.  Always remember that energetic readings are metaphoric or symbolic, they are not meant to be rigorously analysed or interpreted.

Just understand what it means for you and for your journey and always retain your power over your life creations.

Universal Symbols also Healing Cards by the amazing Ken Dowling can be purchased through the Universal Symbol website www.universalsymbols.com.au

Universal Symbols also Healing Cards by the amazing Ken Dowling can be purchased through the Universal Symbol website www.universalsymbols.com.au

You can purchase these cards through the Univesal Symbols online shop HERE

 

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

SOLITUDE ART ® ©
www.solitudeart.com.au

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – Stages…

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – Stages…

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION

HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Hi Solitude Art Tribe,

I thought I would share with you the development of this year’s Archibald piece.  For me, it has been a very interesting lead up to this piece, with plenty of ups and downs just to get to the starting line.  I have had issues with confirming two separate sitters for this years entry.  I had problems with the frame and getting it to the studio and of course the big issue was time…ticking away madly.  By the time I had made the first mark on my timber frame I had just under three weeks to complete the work and have it prepared for the courier.

This year’s entry was extremely different to all of my previous entries.  As I mentioned in my previous BLOG (click link) “THIS WILL EITHER TEAR ME APART OR…” , I really felt at peace with it all…time was ticking and I wasn’t frantically rushing around and it was a wonderful experience to be in the eye of the storm calm, cool and collected….FLOW NOW!

Apparently the perfect storm would was needed to achieve this piece.  I hope you enjoy this year’s entry…

For those of you who may have missed the cool details of my 2015 Archibald Portrait entry, you can read all about it  HERE. Enjoy!

STAGE 1 – Line work completed for my Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Line work for Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Line work for Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Some of the many paint tubes I used in the studio during the portrait.

ome of the paint tuibes Darren Trebilco he used in the studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Some of the paint tubes Darren Trebilco he used in the studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 2 – Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in the studio

 ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in Darren Trebilco's studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in Darren Trebilco’s studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Some of the 13 paint palettes I used during this exciting piece…

Some of the paint palettes Darren Trebilco he used during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Some of the paint palettes Darren Trebilco he used during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Plenty of long days and nights for this piece…Most of them being 20 hour days!

Darren Trebilco working in the studio for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working in the studio for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 3 - Completed the first wing and getting stuck into the second wing.

 ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Completed the first win and getting stuck into the second wing. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Completed the first wing and getting stuck into the second wing. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 4 – Further detail getting added -plenty of time up on the platform for this large piece at 2.4m wide and standing 2m tall.  To date, this has been the biggest piece I have completed and in such a short time!

Darren Trebilco working up on the platform to get to the higher areas of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working up on the platform to get to the higher areas of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco wing detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco wing detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Further work now on the pants, feet and vines. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Further work now on the pants, feet and vines. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 5 – Finishing off the detail in the vines, hands and feet.

Darren Trebilco working up close on the detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working up close on the detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco pants detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco pants detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco working in the studio with his 101 palettes for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working in the studio with his 101 palettes for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Apparently Darren Trebilco needed 29 paint brushes to complete his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Apparently Darren Trebilco needed 29 paint brushes to complete his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 5 - The completed artwork with the final touches added.  A slither of horizon and foreground added and this piece was ready for the spray gun for a gloss finish!

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

 

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS - 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry - (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS – 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’
2015 Archibald Portrait Entry
Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait

$NFS

Do you want to know my story? Here I am open, raw and exposed for you to judge. That is how it is in the art world. I try to communicate, you judge. It doesn’t matter what I write here, as you already have your preconceived ideas of who and what I am from a single viewing of this artwork. It all happened for you in one split moment… Am I the villain? The hero? The follower? Another clone? Or am I just an artist with a big ego, trying to make a living from his passion? Quite frankly, I don’t care what you think!

I have heard it all before…Judge away! I have. I have judged myself 1000 times over, trying to fit into society’s boxes. But guess what? I don’t fit!

I have delved into darkness, thrown myself at the light, viewed my reflection and faced my fears head on. I have been slammed over and over again in the rinse cycle of life and still I persist.

What you see in front of you is the true me. I now follow my true path with conviction. So take it or leave it! That is how it is as an independent artist. I once had all the money, the cars, the brands….and I was empty. I have chosen to opt out of competitive materialism.

I now have less money, less possessions, better health, a bigger heart and will to be the best I can be while still laughing, taking myself as far as I can! Want to join me? I am now the happiest I have ever been in my thirty-eight years of life.

I jumped off a cliff a long time ago and made the commitment that I would build my wings on the way down. I have plummeted deep down the front of the cliff face for what seems like an eternity. Hold on tight as I live life and DREAM BIG!

So look out world! I am unravelling my shiny new wings and soaring to new heights. The universe has guided me through troubled skies and now I will stay true to my soul’s destiny – to create!

I choose to FLOW NOW!

Media Oil on Timber Frame

Size H 2000mm x W 2400mm x B 90mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Check out Trebilco’s BLOG with further photo’s of this years Archibald piece….HERE

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

SOLITUDE ART ® ©
www.solitudeart.com.au

 

 

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry…

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry…

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS - 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry - (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS
2015 Archibald Portrait Entry
Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait

Do you want to know my story? Here I am open, raw and exposed for you to judge. That is how it is in the art world. I try to communicate, you judge. It doesn’t matter what I write here, as you already have your preconceived ideas of who and what I am from a single viewing of this artwork. It all happened for you in one split moment… Am I the villain? The hero? The follower? Another clone? Or am I just an artist with a big ego, trying to make a living from his passion? Quite frankly, I don’t care what you think!

I have heard it all before…Judge away! I have. I have judged myself 1000 times over, trying to fit into society’s boxes. But guess what? I don’t fit!

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

I have delved into darkness, thrown myself at the light, viewed my reflection and faced my fears head on. I have been slammed over and over again in the rinse cycle of life and still I persist.

What you see in front of you is the true me. I now follow my true path with conviction. So take it or leave it! That is how it is as an independent artist. I once had all the money, the cars, the brands….and I was empty. I have chosen to opt out of competitive materialism.

I now have less money, less possessions, better health, a bigger heart and will to be the best I can be while still laughing, taking myself as far as I can! Want to join me? I am now the happiest I have ever been in my thirty-eight years of life.

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS' Up close detail of his face.

I jumped off a cliff a long time ago and made the commitment that I would build my wings on the way down. I have plummeted deep down the front of the cliff face for what seems like an eternity. Hold on tight as I live life and DREAM BIG!

So look out world! I am unravelling my shiny new wings and soaring to new heights. The universe has guided me through troubled skies and now I will stay true to my soul’s destiny – to create!

I choose to FLOW NOW!

“The man who has no imagination has no wings” – Muhammed Ali

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS' Up close detail of his leg.

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

SOLITUDE ART ® ©
www.solitudeart.com.au

FLOW NOW SALE…

FLOW-NOW-SALEweb

Flow Now Solitude Art Gallery end of financial year Sale...

Flow Now Solitude Art Gallery end of financial year Sale…

 

Hi Solitude Art Gallery Tribe…
Here’s a sneak peak of what is on offer in our up and coming FLOW NOW SALE. As of Wednesday, June 17th, we will be offering over 50 artworks all up to 50% off for two weeks only.

Artwork will be available for purchase through our online shop or by visiting the Gallery during trading hours, Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

All SALE Catalogue prices will be available as of Wednesday, June 1th. View the full catalogue HERE

 

FLOW NOW SALE

The Solitude Art Gallery FLOW NOW Sale commences 17th June to 30th June- End of financial year sale…

 

***CHECK OUT TREBILCO’S LATEST ARTWORK HERE***

Solitude Art (Official) Gallery
163 Glenview Road, Glenview, Queensland, Australia
Gallery is OPEN Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm…
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www.solitudeart.com.au

Archibald entries, Self portraits..

Solitude Art Gallery Feature

- Archibald entries, Self portraits.

‘WARRIOR’ – $NFS

Darren Trebilco - Solitude Art Gallery

Archibald entries, Self portraits..

This week and next week Solitude Art Gallery is will be doing an online feature of the portrait . This my first self-portrait. As you might have seen I do use it through out my marketing for my Artwork/Gallery…

I hope you enjoy this piece. ‘WARRIOR’ – $NFS

This piece looks straight into the face of all doubters and says “Here I am! You can NOT look away now!” Bold and brash with strong brush strokes and no apologies. ‘WARRIOR’ is an empowering portrayal of myself in my thirty-third year and a milestone in my life and career as an artist.

While there is the obvious impression of confrontation presented to the viewer, there is also a sense of invitation, a veiled undercurrent of quite waiting – can you put aside your judgements and allow a more intimate exploration of the artist, one that on any given day winds through peaceful bush tracks, loves whole heartedly and tussles with a mind that constantly seeks? The many faces of me unfold in each vibrant mark of colour.

Juzzie Smith - A Mean Harp - Darren Trebilco

Since it is Archibald season for me and I am currently painting like mad into the early hours, I thought I would share my first entry into the 2013 Archibald Portrait Competition. This painting is called ‘JUZZIE SMITH – A MEAN HARP’ I hope you enjoy it!

Media Oil on Canvas

Size H 1800mm x W 1500mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Artist Statement

The one man band, Juzzie Smith, uses a combination of key slide guitar, didgeridoo, stomp box, harmonica and percussion creating a unique style of music that has to be seen to be believed! Juzzie can get you feeling great and has all flavour favourites from blues to folk, groove and roots. It is feel-good music that soothes the soul and makes the heart sing.

I chose Juzzie Smith to be my sitter for the Archibald Portrait Prize for 2013. Well, I guess Juzzie Smith and the Universe did. I seriously had no intentions on participating in the competition and had plenty of other projects I was working on to keep me busy long into the year. Though, for a long time, I have been an avid listener of Juzzie’s funky blues! His music has always resonated with me and I have thought that Juzzie had a very interesting face that had a story to tell.

The story unfolds while Danielle, my beautiful partner, and I were doing our Sunday cruise through the Bulcock St Markets in Caloundra, late last December, unaware that Juzzie was playing there that day. It was only hearing his familiar musical vibrations that lead us to the harmonica master. Looking at him, this weird feeling came over me, and the next thing you know the word “Archibald” was falling out of my mouth, all by itself, as I asked Juzzie Smith if I could paint him.

From there, my schedule got pretty hectic in the lead up to organising the sitting for Juzzie. At that time, Danielle and I had just decided to put our house on the market, but before we where able to do that, we had plenty of work to do to get our home ready for selling; cleaning, gardening, the painting walls, home maintenance, all the jobs you put off now had to be done….

Juzzie Smith was also very busy with gigs and was only available to do the sitting on the 26th of January, Australia Day, leaving me only four weeks to get everything completed.

The first week got blown out from a busy work load and also getting the wrong sized canvas made up! Well an artist can change his mind and even a canvas size. The canvas just needed to be BIGGER! So, there I was, one week lost, nothing achieved and the pressure was already on!

I had plenty of ideas on how to paint Juzzie, though none of them flowed out of me! A few days rolled past with me staring at the beautiful beast of a 12 ounce canvas standing 1.8 meters tall and 1.5 meters wide, dwarfing my small studio.

Then bam! The match was struck and the painting had commenced! With that, the idea was hatched and dreamed up – no paint brushes where to be used, what so ever!!! Good times! I wanted to capture the raw, the vulnerable, the hurt, the open and exposed JUZZIE! The Juzzie Smith behind those beautiful tunes and winning smile.

Look past the Juzzie that is presented as a package with his music, and you see that deep rolling surf of emotion. Look closely and find the sunburnt reds and freckles from the Aussie sun. With the rise and fall of texture and chunkiness in the thick oil paint, his face brings forth images of the rugged Australian terrain, a part of the heart and soul of all travelling Aussies.

This all began on Australia Day, so it seemed fitting to use a colour scheme of red, white and blue!

Wave your flag, smile back to Juzzie as you see the man in action stomping away, plucking those strings and playing that mean harp as he takes you on his little journey!

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Acceptance - Darren Trebilco Sunshine Coast

As a part of my portrait series this week leading up to this years Archibald here is my second self-portrait I completed a few years ago. This unique artwork is called ‘ACCEPTANCE’

Artist Statement – The night creeps it’s way ever closer to it’s decline. The fan ticks, lazy currents of oil paint and turpentine linger and float through air thick with patience, intense focus, inflaming the eyes, antagonising the nostrils. The coffee has long gone cold, the outside street heavily silent and deserted. As the enfolding night lingers, deeply pregnant with – See more at: http://solitudeart.com.au/shop/acceptance/

Artist: Darren Trebilco

HAT FITZ BEARDED BLUES DARREN TREBILCO SITTING SOLITUDE ART GALLERY 2014 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT ENTRY

Since I am now waiting for paint to dry/varnishing to be done on this years 2015 Archibald Portrait…I thought I would share my second entry into the 2014 Archibald Portrait Competition. This painting is called HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES
Artist Statement
The authentic, bushy-bearded men of the “good ol’ days”, remnants of the outback, are going the way of the Tasmanian tiger. Back then, life was so simple, men where men and women where women and well, life was just life. You took the good with the bad and – See more at: http://solitudeart.com.au/shop/hat-fitz-bearded-blues/

Artist: Darren Trebilco

 

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‘Bleeding Heart’ – Darren Trebilco

Solitude Art Gallery – Painting of the Month – ‘Bleeding Heart’ – $1,750.00

Bleeding Heart - Darren Trebilco Solitude Art Gallery

‘Bleeding Heart’

This moment. Your world has just been jolted and turned upside down.

This one, endless moment. Disbelief as you gaze into nothingness through your fake, sickly sweet world. The swift blow hard and fast, and your so-called life shatters. You stare in incomprehension at the broken chunks of crystallised sugar scattered around. This was my life, once…

No. The wining, dreary bullshit won’t cut it this time! Face the facts, you are what you are. Be responsible for your own short falls. No one else is to blame. Be accountable…

You thought that world of yours was all sugar, hummingbirds and good times! Turns out that behind all those smiles were bleeding hearts.

Sorry, this is a storm you’ll have to fly through…

Media Mixed Media on Canvas
Size H 1000mm x W 1000mm x B 45mm
Artist Darren Trebilco

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Bleeding Heart - Darren Trebilco getting his Humming Bird on

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25 Random Things about Darren Trebilco

 

25 Random Things about Darren Trebilco. You might not have known...

25 Random Things about Darren Trebilco. You might not have known…

25 Random Things about Darren Trebilco. You might not have known…

1. I like pomegranate juice!

2. My favourite medium to use would have to be oils. I just love how they go down on the canvas. Having said that, they teach me patience due to the slow drying times!

3. If you ever wondered how I keep my beard so healthy, my secret is that I use a beard balm called Scoop Delux. It’s the bomb, seriously.

4. My favourite colour is PINK.

5. I was born in Burnie, Tasmania.

6. I have trouble throwing away old faithful paint brushes.

7. I have a tattoo of the ‘Eye of Horus’ on the back of my neck that I designed myself.

8. My favorite animal is the Black Cockatoo. Every time they visit me at the Gallery the screech stops me in my tracks. I am always sad when they leave.

9. I met Danielle the LOVE of my life on an online dating site. Who says romance isn’t dead…haha

10. The surname Trebilco originates from Cornwall and has been abbreviated from the original Trebilcock.

11. Love the smell of rosemary and often use the essential oil through the day or just before going to sleep at night!

12. I spent 13 years in the Australian Army. I was also once trained in the use of multiple weapons in the army, but now the only weapon I wield is a paint brush and an bristly beard (watch out when I’m flexing, it’ll poke an eye out!).

13. I call my Land Rover ‘RHINO’ the unsung hero. She doesn’t complain when I load her up with goodies, hauling what I need from place to place, taking on everything from daily errands and picking up art/supplies to our great camping adventures away from the world.

14. I own a bougarabou drum and I really suck at playing it – I would love to be able to play it with some skill one day!

15. I could spend weeks by myself and not ever get bored! Though, I really do enjoy a good conversation when the time is right.

16. I am a romantic, that loves an open fire and I believe I have found my soul mate!

17. If you empty my pockets you generally will find rocks from my travels and small bits of broken charcoal.

18. When I feel I’m starting to get sick, I dose myself with a tea concoction of liquorice root, grated ginger, raw honey, turmeric and cinnamon with a squeeze of lemon juice. Works a treat!

19. I like tea…I have what we call “the great wall of tea”! It contains many different herbal teas for all sorts of needs. Despite such a wide selection, I still find myself gravitating back to my old faithful, lemon, ginger and honey….mmm

20. The hearty burn of chai tea is also where it is at! I make my own secret blend.

21. Shortbreads are my favorite biscuit.

22. Every now and then, I have been known to run around outside my house naked in the middle of the night with only a big stick and the assistive light on my phone, chasing possums off our roof.

23. I enjoy being close and connected with nature at the Gallery. I get really emotionally attached to the animals that live in my garden. I was so upset when I found my favourite peewee had died.

24. I enjoy a great big hug when offered…

25. Friday night is ‘Fat Friday’ in our household! This is our weekly excuse to make home made pizza. The bad or the ‘fat’ really only exists in cheese and bases being a little bad…The rest includes plenty of greens, capsicum and a small portion of organic chicken. Nice to have guilt-free pizza! A great opportunity to spend some time with my beautiful woman…

 

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EDWARDS SECRET GARDEN PHOTO SHOOT FOR SUNSHINE COAST ARTIST DARREN TREBILCO

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“This will either tear me apart or…”

“So shortly, I will be embarking on this next venture, expecting that it will either tear me apart or I will achieve what is needed to get this piece completed…”

Darren Trebilco finding the creative flow at the Solitude Art Gallery

Darren Trebilco finding the creative flow at the Solitude Art Gallery

Here I am laying flat on my back taking in the warmth of the radiant sunshine, feeling a deep gratitude for the amazing journey I have undertaken over the past twelve months. The energy has ebbed and flowed with me and against me as I wrestled the creative ‘flow’ that artists talk about. Riding that stream, knowing when to jump in or out of it, is a constant struggle. It’s particularly hard to know when to make the choice to rest mentally and physically, when to rejuvenate the soul.

Learning how to make these choices has, in itself, been rewarding, however the learning has been degrading to my health! For a long time I have been feeling fatigued and feverish, had rashes and vertigo, and I felt as though I had hit a wall. Six months ago, however, I decided that I had had enough of the same old ground hog day and made a choice. My very supportive and lovely partner, Danielle, decided we should do something about it. After a few trips back and forth to naturopaths, doctors and pathology, we have come up with a result. To be honest, I thought that I might have contracted Ross River Fever, combined with maybe the stress and fatigue of the previous two years in which I set up and ran the Gallery, worked part-time in retail and created the magic on canvas that a share with you all.

When the blood test results returned just before Easter, I had one stand out result that knocked everything out of the park! My blood test for SLE had to be between 0 and 80 to be healthy. My result indicated that I scored 640! A massive indicator that something was not right…

So what is SLE? Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs.

So, as you can imagine, this has been affecting all aspects of my life, including my body and of course my art practice. Having lupus is not the end of the world for me, though as you can imagine, it is not to be taken lightly and has given me a massive wake up call. The big one I’m learning is to listen to my body, and working six and seven days a week as I have been is no longer a viable option for me.

You might have seen from my newsletters or Facebook posts that the Gallery hours have been reduced over the past few months. This is part of my strategy to give myself some recovery time, reduce stress, fatigue and to adapt to the new boundaries that I have set myself to manage this disease. As you can imagine, running your own business, especially as a sole trader, juggling multiple roles, can be taxing on your mind and body!

Also I have been using this time to build my energy for this years Archibald entry. With just over a month until it needs to be sent to the NSW Gallery, things are looking a little rough and it does not leave me a lot of time to complete what needs to be done. So shortly, I will be embarking on this next venture, expecting that it will either tear me apart or I will achieve what is needed to get this piece completed by the 19th June. I will post another blog about my Archie entry next month as things get rolling.

While I have been eating relatively healthily in the past, Danielle and I have had to take it to a new level. Going gluten free, vegetarian and sugar free! Well, as best we can in this wonderful modern world of instant satisfaction. This also means that alcohol, coffee, milk and all those other bad goodies have been removed from my diet to combat my lupus.

Danielle has been a silent warrior in all of this, making sure we stay on the path to getting on top of this nasty disease. By continuing this way, I will be healthier than I have ever been and I will be able to manage the flare ups a lot better with all of the preservatives removed from my food. Clean living, clean body and clean mind! I either do it this way or I take heavy medications that will increase the risk of my organs shutting down and aggravating my body further. I guess in early June when I see the rheumatologist I will also have their perspective on how I should deal with this.

I do see this current condition as a blessing. Combining an early detection of lupus with an increasingly healthy lifestyle, I will have a fighting chance to deal with the disease and return to more time in front of the easel where I belong!

The other positive is I am learning patience and not to sweat the little things. I think my two current paintings of black cockatoos have been a strong symbol for this, as both these pieces have been up on the easel since January and are nearing completion in the coming weeks. They have been a journey into my spirit, the universe and how I look at the world.

FLOW NOW
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Darren Trebilco finding the creative flow now

Darren Trebilco finding the creative flow now

Painting of the Month ‘SUN GOD’

Sun God - Solitude Art GalleryLook to the east and find the horizon. There you stand at dawn, waiting in silence for the eruption of the first rays of the mighty ‘SUN GOD’. She radiates crimson, orange, ochre, full of strength, courage and blazing power! She has blessed us with towering forests, warm waters and an abundance of life. Earth’s provider.

The ever present sun bursts forth, sharing her energy with friends and foes alike, giving without favour to all living things on this beautiful planet. The ‘SUN GOD’ does not discriminate and shares with all… So take in her glory and filll your heart with the sun’s warmth. Be kind and giving to yourself and your fellow beings. Share the embrace of the eternally generous ‘SUN GOD'; an example for all of humanity.

Now take a moment and look west for one final glimpse before she dips below the horizon, falling with the dusk. Give thanks for the undying companionship of the sun, her rise at dawn long taken for granted. Express gratitude for the teachings she offers as we journey around her in the timeless dance.

Share, Love and ‘BE LIKE THE SUN’.

‘SUN GOD’
Media Acrylic on Board
Size H 1260mm x W 1060mm x B 30mm
Artist Darren Trebilco

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Progress in the Solitude Art Studio…

Making Progress on Black Cockatoo pair in the Solitude Art Gallery StudioOver the last month now I have been hard at work on my second large Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo. I am now making in the final development stages of these two pieces before they make it to the Gallery showroom.

On completion and release of the two Black Cockatoos there will be an opportunity to buy the two artworks as a complete diptych, (two part series) or they can be purchased separately. To show your interest in these pieces or to inquire about a price list on these two amazing Black Cockatoo’s paintings please contact the Gallery here

I am looking forward to getting these beautiful pieces being completed in the coming weeks and to see them up on the Gallery walls.

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New Artwork – ‘SHAPE SHIFTER’

Shape Shifter - Chameleon painting by Darren Trebilco

New Artwork – ‘SHAPE SHIFTER’

Media Oil on Canvas

Size H 900mm x W 405mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

The world can become so unfamiliar and far disconnected from reality.  For some, this is the norm.  They buy into the dream that some day they will be eating rainbows and feeling fulfilled. Nothing is real, a copy of a copy. Fake nails, fake hair, fake boobs, fake tan, fake money, fake food, fake life, the list just goes on.  We even try to mimic nature and create our own environments.  A sense of control to make us feel safe and hooked on the next latest craze… Some of us fill the planet with our lust for plastic and luxury, leaving others to starve and species to be wiped out.  We are certainly not the master race!

I, too, was one of these consumers, craving the latest gadget, a so called 1st world ‘need’…With the fake and polished lifestyle, the flash car, the house and the money. An empty pit of misery that nearly consumed me.  I am still unravelling the mess of guilt and the void that social expectations imprinted upon me.  Consumerism is what it is all about people, the corporate giants want us to buy, buy and buy!  So, you feel unhappy from a shit week at work, working for someone you don’t like in a job you despise?  Good!  Buy something, buy more until the hurt goes away!  ‘Buy now, cry later’ as they say!

The chameleon could almost be the poster child, for this little game we call ‘modern life’ – our rapidly-changing environment ever requiring of us a constantly updated and fashionable new cover.  Moving through the jungle, changing their appearance to blend into their surrounds, putting on whatever facade is required for survival.  As we move through the social pitfalls of life, we get so experienced with the changes…Putting on one mask for this occasion, a differnt mask for the next.  You get it!  We all change our colours to suit the environment!  However, when we are cornered, like a chameleon, the SHAPE SHIFTER’ truly appears. We leap from the safety of our cover, exposing our true selves, changing rapidly into bright and stronger contrasting colours.  We take a fighting stance and the exposed animalism of this reactive being now puts on a real magic show.  Win or lose, you feel the sting of being human!

Wake up!

I guess the big issue arises when we take a serious look at ourselves in the mirror and realise that the life we have created, with all its multi-facetted complexities, is just bullshit and we TOTALLY LACK SUBSTANCE. Only then can we find our compassion, our LOVE and make the shift.  Do it now before it is too late and you are consumed in your own living hell!

Up close detail of Darren Trebilco’s painting ‘SHAPE SHIFTER’ For further information about this piece check out HERE

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Shape Shifter up close detail 3

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New art – Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Connecting with my latest artwork of a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Connecting with my latest artwork of a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Connecting with my latest artwork of a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo. For over one month now I have been hard at work on this large Black Cockatoo. He will also soon have a friend with an opposing Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo to complete the diptych, or two part series. I am looking forward to getting these beautiful pieces completed in the coming months. I hope you enjoy the progress of these beautiful artworks.

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So what is in the Art Studio? 

So what is in the Solitude Art Studio located in Sunny Glenview?

Current artwork near completion in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio in Glenview QLDWell, we have a few pieces still unfinished for 2014. There are currently three pieces nearing completion and looking for a new home. The large Black Cockatoo (TOP) will soon have a friend with an opposing Black Cockatoo to complete the diptych, or two part series. (BOTTOM LEFT) A lovely turtle on timber will keep me busy with line work and then I’ll add a wooden frame to finish this piece off! (BOTTOM RIGHT) ‘SHAPE SHIFTER’, my Chameleon, has been a long labour of LOVE with layer upon layer of oil paint giving this piece a three dimensional feel to it and of course the vibrancy that you  have come to expect from a piece of Trebilco work. All of these paintings will be ready early in the new year.

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Latest Artwork – ‘ULYSSES’

ULYSSES BY SUNSHINE COAST LOCAL ARTIST DARREN TREBILCO - OWNER OF THE SOLITUDE ART GALLERYMedia Pastel on Canvas

Size H 900mm x W 1200mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Bask in the everlasting glory of this revered and majestic beast. In just over a century, the losses of the tiger population have been documented to be at a staggering 97%. This animal is now the centre of attention for all of the wrong reasons with only as few as 3,200 existing in the wild today. Unrelenting pressure from poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss has brought the tiger near extinction.

Respect this solitary hunter as it uses creative intelligence and cunning to ambush and stalk its prey. Admire its power as this superior animal’s hunt comes to a sudden end, taking its prey quickly and efficiently. Find the courage to seek past your own fears and insecurities and look into the eyes of one of nature’s most awesome creations. Feel the connection, our common bond, the ever-present instinct to survive. To eat. To live free. A glimmer of our original selves is held in that piercing gaze.

Will this be a short journey for ‘ULYSSES’, followed by a quick and brutal ending for the big cat? Or will man have the compassion to give this majestic beast the opportunity to grow old, grow in number. Will this remnant of Mother Earth’s truly wild children be present to remind our future generations of what can be found in our untamed depths.

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‘WAR PAINT’ Artist Darren Trebilco

WAR PAINT BY SUNSHINE COAST ARTIST DARREN TREBILCOMedia Acrylic on Canvas

Size H 900mm x W 1200mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Times have changed, voices now silenced from heavy hands. Pushed, prodded, enraged, tired of being controlled. The irritating, meaningless, white noise distracting and infuriating. A distorted sense of necessity brought us here, suffocating a reality that once was. The gentle, warming flicker that once lead us home and safe has been enraged by a toxic fuel, threatening to engulf us in an uncontrollable inferno.

The critical time for action approaches. Look around. Feel the energy build. Embrace the electric calm. A storm approaches and soon, very soon, there will be no going back.

The tirades and onslaught of abuse have taken their toll. Provoked and bleeding, have you had enough? The moment has arrived. Air thick with anticipation. Sweat drips down your face as the worries, fears, disconnection from the truth, congeal, become thick. You submerge your fingers in the stuff and raise them to your face, apply your ‘WAR PAINT’….

Take a step back, just for a moment. You are now centre stage, the moment of no return… Pores oozing fuel and adrenalin, you let out one, terrible war cry, a throat-tearing ROAR! The wrath has arrived.

As the battle commences, you take one last glance left, then right. Who will survive this? Are you the endangered species? Will you be on the extinction list? Who will be next?

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light”.

Dylan Thomas

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‘KING DES’ by Darren Trebilco

KING DES BY SUNSHINE COAST ARTIST DARREN TREBILCOMedia Mixed Media on Timber Frame

Size H 950mm x W 600mm x B 45mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

With a whoosh of striking red and brilliant green, ‘DES’ swooped down into my life to capture my heart. With character that packed a punch and childlike qualities that charmed, I named him ‘DES’ as he was nothing short of a perpetual ‘DES-straction’! Constantly being a nuisance, squawking to be fed, he would not let up until he had his way.

‘DES’ would visit at impromptu times, especially when I was in the middle of painting a major section in the studio, and would always want to be the centre of attention. There were instances in which he would sneak up and sit on the window’s edge of the studio, clucking and announcing his presence, demanding undivided attention and love. If that wasn’t enough, he would launch into the studio at full speed, sending paint and brushes flying. Yes, that brave and mighty King Parrot would get his way!

Being a magnificent parrot and a KING, at that, I guess I, too, would expect to be fussed over! He always new how to arrive in style, banking hard and landing abruptly, with a short pause in anticipation of the resounding applause that he obviously deserved for his mad feat! It was definitely exciting to watch ‘DES’ and be a part of his show. And, he just new to arrive when I was down and needed to be cheered up or needed some distraction from life’s troubles…

It has been January since you last visited, King of Hearts…I hope you find clear and calm skies. You are missed at the Gallery ‘KING DES’!

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Flawless finish to Trebilco’s artwork

Flawless finish to Trebilco’s artwork

To keep the Sunshine Coast artist Darren Trebilco in the zone, producing his unique original artwork in his beautiful studio. Darren chooses to out source his custom handmade stretched canvases and all of his timber frame requirements to two local and trusted professional artisans. Darren will order ten or so canvases/frames to be custom made and delivered to the Gallery so to keep him following his passion. By doing this it frees Darren up from the manufacturing process, allowing the creative p...

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Latest Artwork ‘Edwards Secret Garden’

EDWARDS SECRET GARDEN PHOTO SHOOT FOR SUNSHINE COAST ARTIST DARREN TREBILCO

Latest Art work ‘Edwards Secret Garden’ is the Sunshine Coast Dynamic Artist Darren Trebilco.

As you dip your toes into the warm Pacific waters that embrace our coast, take a moment to let your gaze drift across the deepest blue, towards the horizon.  Do you see that tell-tale spray, plumes of salty mist riding the wind?  Signs a gentle giant passes by, lulled by those same temperate tides that you, too, enjoy.  With a sudden breach he introduces himself, inviting you to play.  Will you take the plunge?  Meet Edward.  He has a secret to tell…

The watery world of the magnificent humpback was once fraught with danger.  Many of his family travelled north, as he does now, following the paths of their ancestors, yet did not return.  The tides became red and the might of these behemoths waned.

The times change though, much as they always have, but now there is renewal drifting the great currents.  Mankind, who once caused the humpback to disappear, ever fickle as the winds, has befriended this great ocean wanderer.  Edward’s secret is hope.  His future is a hidden garden in which he may, soon, be able to play, and, if the tides will it, share.

En-joy

For further painting information check out the link here: ‘EDWARD’S SECRET GARDEN’

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Vibrant PINK a favorite for some time now

HOT PINK PAINT SOLITUDE ART GALLERY
Good morning everyone…as an artist there is a lot to get excited about! Plenty of influences everywhere to get the creative juices flowing…Those who know my work COLOUR is everything for me and my artwork.

I have had this favorite vibrant PINK for some time now and I was devastated to hear it was discontinued a couple of years ago, I was left scratching my head… I just loved the colour and consistency it went down on the canvas!

I was surfing the net the other day and stumbled over my favorite paint. Imagine the delight! A guy in Melbourne was selling 4 litres of this liquid gold and I just had to have it! It was worth every cent of the $15 to freight up to the Gallery…Good times ahead! And stay tuned for some vibrant pink creative goodness coming your way!

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Archibald Portrait Prize ‘HAT FITZ

Archibald Portrait Prize ‘HAT FITZ

The beginnings of ‘HAT FITZ BEARDED BLUES’ by Darren Trebilco

This morning I happy to announce that my 2014 Archibald Portrait Entry ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ has been delivered to the Solitude Art Gallery. The past 3 months has been a wonderful journey. Thank you for all of the support, following my progress in the studio with interest in my quest in completing a beautiful piece of artwork. I feel as though I have captured the rawness of my sitter Hat Fitz and I am very happy with the end result…

BEGININGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' MIXED MEDIA UP CLOSE DETAIL
This piece for me was a new venture with a mixed media piece that used a wooden panel instead of the usual canvas for me. The use of wallpaper, charcoal, acrylic, wire brushes, gas soldering iron, and a sander was all a great challenge and plenty of fun!

SOME OF THE TOOLS USED FOR 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES'
Some of the tools used on ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’

BEGINNINGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' STARTING WITH WALLPAPER
The lovely wallpaper that was used for this piece and also showing the lovely grain in the timber that will eventually be exposed in the finished artwork.

BEGINNINGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' WALLPAPER
The wallpaper being laid up on the lovely timber frame. The frame was that big that I had to join two pieces of timber to get the desired size 1.5 meteres x 1.8 meteres tall.

FINISHED CHARCOAL LINE WORK ON 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' by Darren Trebilco
‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ charcoal work completed.

FINISHED CHARCOAL LINE WORK UP CLOSE DETAIL ON 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' by Darren Trebilco
Up close detail of ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’.

LATE NIGHT SESSIONS IN THE SOLITUDE ART GALLERY STUDIO - 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES'
‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ looking great in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio.

BEGINNINGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' LAYING DOWN WHITE OVER WALLPAPER
Starting work with the acrylic and laying up the white base for further details of ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’.

PROGRESS OF 'HAT FITZ- BEARDED BLUES BY DARREN TREBILCO
Adding in colour and building up the layers for ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’.

PROGRESS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' WITH ARTIST DARREN TREBILCO
Taking a moment for a photo to share with Hat Fitz the progress of his portrait.

ARTIST DARREN TREBILCO PAINTING 2014 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT ENTRY 'HAT FITZ- BEARDED BLUES'
Artist Darren Trebilco being busted standing on a stool while working on the details of Hat’s massive hat…

BEGINNINGS OF 'HAT FITZ-BEARDED BLUES' LATE NIGHT IN THE SOLITUDE ART STUDIO
Late night mess in the Solitude Art Studio. Working between two pieces ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ and also ‘THREE PARROT SWING’ by Darren trebilco”

BEGININGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' MIXED MEDIA UP CLOSE DETAIL
Up close detail of the mixed media piece by Darren Trebilco ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’

BEGINNINGS OF 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES' FINISHED
Nearly completed ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ and the studio is looking great! Plenty of mess and fun to be had…

TORN PIECES OF WALLPAPER FROM TREBILCO'S 'HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES'
Up close detail from all of the torn wall paper and texture of the final artwork ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’.

***For those of you that haven’t seen the completed piece you can now visit the Solitude Art Gallery and view the artwork in all of it’s glory!

The Gallery is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm *Subject to change
(check out Facebook  for weekly opening times)

For all of our interstate / international fans you can view the final artwork here
“HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES” 

enjoy…

What happening in Gallery Studio….

SOLITUDE ART GALLERY FRESH START ON THE EASEL

SOLITUDE ART GALLERY FRESH START ON THE EASEL

 

What has been happening in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio….

Hi everyone, just dropping a line to say hi and let you know what has been happening in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio…. absolutely NOTHING! Well not really true.

After completing my Archibald entry ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’  I knew I was finally running out of steam and needed a well earned break! So my beautiful partner and I decided to spend a week out at the beautiful Carnarvon Gorge reconnecting with nature. This area is an amazing part of the country, full of old energy and unbelievable scenery that was filled with plenty of wildlife experiences to!

When I returned I had four days to complete ‘THREE PARROT SWING’ for a new exhibition called ‘Celebration of the Female Form’. With over 100 artists entering it was always going to be a great show!

I left the artwork to the last minute deliberately in the hope our trip out west would do its magic and re-energised me. Even it meant four days of sleepless nights…The piece for me was a success, completed on time and amazing!

So absolutely NOTHING began and I decided to take the following three weeks off from creating. Just to STOP! Something I find very hard to do! If I am not doing this then I am usually doing that. Sometimes you need to take some time out to recharge the creative batteries and take it all in. Reflection can be a great tool in seeing what you have achieved.

It has been a long 12 months since the Gallery doors open, though the process has been a beautiful journey of exploration of what I really want to achieve from all of this. I have discovered being a one man band or maybe an octopus has put things into perspective. You can not always get what you want when you want it! As I am usually juggling five other tasks at the same time, that it is not possible.

So each little achievement in the Gallery has been very rewarding; I see it as I am creating the building blocks of something so much bigger! To do that, I needed a strong foundation. This year has been about exactly that, building a strong foundation. This has been tested day in day out of the strength and resilience of my creation and making it a success!

The second biggest lesson for me has been PATIENCE…My nemesis that sits on my shoulder and occasionally gives me a hard time. I have been learning the art of patience everyday and believing in my art practice, allowing the creation to flow. Clear from any blockages and expectations. I am also working on to accept what I have achieved that day and what I did not complete!

I would LIKE to thank all of the followers for the Gallery and the continued support, understanding and I hope have enjoy watching my DREAM unfold!

It has been a beautiful experience of growth, patience and strength in staying TRUE to my heart! Your Support has been very much appreciated!

As apart of our celebrations for our First Birthday, if you visit the Solitude Art Gallery, you will receive 10% off all the Gallery marked prices…

***This offer is valid until Sunday 27th 2014 & with no other offer…

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Archibald portrait prize announced….

Archibald finalist announced today….
HAT FITZ BEARDED BLUES BY DARREN TREBILCO UPCLOSE 2014 ARCHIBALD PORTRAIT ENTRY

Sending out support, good vibes and LOVE to all of the entrants who have entered into this year Archibald Portrait Prize. With rumours of over 900 entrants it is going to be massive either way, GOOD LUCK!

Australia has some amazing artists to offer all of them are living their DREAMs and following their passions no matter what. Exploring their creative boundaries and going for it!

To all the haters thank you as you have made us all that little bit stronger!

To all the supporters thank you for the LOVE and believing as you to have made the artist stronger and allowed them to create a better world filled with colour! So thank you.

Sometimes you just have to do what you got to do. Some Artists are working a second and even a third job, to deal with family life, or work full time jobs then to come home to work into the early hours of the night unpaid to do what they LOVE to do to make there DREAM come alive.

Help them make that change to working as a full-time artist. Show your support to your local artists/galleries and all things creative and allow artists to succeed in their DREAMs by buying a piece of there artwork you will allow them to create a better world filled with ART!

Put some colour on your walls….

The Archie finalist will be announced today….

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‘THREE PARROT SWING’

‘THREE PARROT SWING’ Artist Darren Trebilco

THREE PARROT SWING 1 DARREN TREBILCO SOLITUDE ART GALLERY

There she is stripped bare, as vulnerable and exposed as the day she entered the world. Free from judgement, free from fear…pure as nature intended. I gaze upon her smile, those lips, soft, delicate and complete. Her eyes dazzle and intrigue, smouldering with deep passion.

The body is natural and provocative, catching me up and losing me in endless lines and possibilities. She is radiant, full of hope, wisdom and tender care, every soft word captivating my soul.

How did this exquisite creature come to stand beside me on my journey? As the universe knows, so does she.

LOVE

Media MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD FRAME

Size H 1800mm x W 1100mm x B 35mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

$2150

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HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES

‘Hat Fitz- Bearded Blues’ Darren Trebilco’s 2014 Archibald Portrait entry.

HAT FITZ - BEARDED BLUES - Darren Trebilco 2014 Archibald Portrait entry

The authentic, bushy-bearded men of the “good ol’ days”, remnants of the outback, are going the way of the Tasmanian tiger. Back then, life was so simple, men where men and women where women and well, life was just life. You took the good with the bad and there was no need to sugar coat it.

This rugged infusion of Aussie mountain man and international blues singer is as engaging and genuine as they come.  A blue-collar working man with grit and a love of the blues!  The wild man of the blues scene was bewitched by the soulful, old-time holler of Cara Robinson, now his wife. The dynamic duo has been cutting loose all over Oz, creating their own sound.  They can be found in many an Aussie pub along the East Coast or rocking it out at a major festival as far abroad as the UK.

From a distance, you will encounter the visage of a gruff man, bearded and simple, weathered by the wild, howling winds of life, who has worked with endless passion as an old-time, country blues picker.  Look closer, into the eyes of this gentle giant of a man, and you can still see the authentic, raw splendour, colour and love that Cara found in him and that he now shares with the world.

Playing the blues can be fun, but living the life of the blues can be rough.  Listen out for that engaging, powerful snarl and the rhythm from ‘Fitzy’s’ resonator guitar.  Appreciate the sounds as he gets ya movin’ and feelin’ the BLUEs!

Sunshine Coast Daily article…

Hoping Hat makes the cut…

My 2014 Archibald Portrait of Hat Fitz also made it to page 5 of the Sunshine Coast Daily on the 14th June.

Sorry about the delay in getting the articles up though the newspapers were both very keen to get the article and photo’s in the paper. This all happened while we were away from the Solitude Art Gallery unwinding at the Carnarvon Gorge for a well earned break!.

I hope you enjoy the article.

SC DAILY Newspaper Archibald Article 14th June 2014 Darren Trebilco

Letting the lines of life direct the brush

Sunshine Coast artist Darren Trebilco has been receiving accolades for this year’s Archibald Portrait Prize entry from those have been visiting his studio to view the piece as it has taken shape. Owner of the Solitude Art Gallery/Open Studio in Glenview, Darren says that some avid visitors have been dropping in weekly to see the progress and direction he has taken on his portrait of ‘Hat Fitz’, the Australian wild man of blues. While previous years have seen Darren’s latest work closed off to the public, through his newly-opened Art Gallery and Open Studio, the public can now see each phase of development that a major piece like this goes through and even ask the artist questions.

Darren’s portrait sitter for this year’s Archibald, ‘Hat Fitz’, has the “face of a weathered, bearded mountain man and the personality of an Aussie larrikin,” and Darren was excited by the idea of creating such an intriguing face in paint. Hat Fitz’s wife, the other half of the dynamic blues duo, Hat Fitz and Cara, have said that they were very pleased with Darren’s work and felt as though the piece had “really captured ‘Fitzy’.”

Venturing into uncharted territory this year, the dynamic artist has taken a completely different approach to his previous entries in the Archibald Prize. Darren says he has removed the thought process of painting. “I’ve opted for a ‘Mu shin’ no mind approach by allowing my hand to do the creating,” he says. “This is a style I have called ‘Now-ism’.”

The artist mentioned that he had no preconceived ideas on how he wanted the final portrait piece to look. “I strove to be in the moment and let the lines of life engraved into Fitzy’s face direct the flow of the brush.” The Glenview artist said that he felt he had encapsulated the true essence of his sitter and couldn’t be happier with this year’s Archibald Portrait entry.

With the piece standing at 1.8 meters tall by 1.5 meters wide, Darren chose to steer away from the traditional canvas surface , opting instead for a wide frame covered in timbre and wallpaper. “Fitzy is a simple man. He doesn’t stand on ceremony and canvas just seemed a little too refined a surface for depicting this man’s bumpy life.”

Darren’s latest artwork is a combination of techniques that the professional artist has been developing and honing throughout his career. With the colour, quality and vibrancy that the Sunshine Coast has come to expect from Trebilco artwork, each piece offers an energy of originality and strength.

Darren likens the process of painting to being a “kid in a candy store, wanting one of these and one of those and kind of mixing them all up.” Throw in the personality of the colourful, wild and hairy Sunshine Coast artist and you have a very interesting recipe for some untamed and innovative artwork!

The Artwork will be couriered down to the NSW Art Gallery for judging on the 12th June, with the finalist being notified on the 10th of July and the winner of the 2014 Archibald Portrait Prize will be announced on 18th July.

You can visit the Solitude Art Gallery located at 163 Glenview Road, Glenview to view further artwork created by Darren Trebilco, visit his website at www.solitudeart.com.au or follow the Solitude Art (Official) Gallery on Facebook or Instagram.

Artist aims for Archibald

Letting the lines of life direct the brush

For those of you how missed it or do not receive the Glasshouse Country Newspaper, check out last weeks front cover and featured article!

GC Newspaper Front Cover Archibald Article 18th June 2014 Darren Trebilco

Sunshine Coast artist Darren Trebilco has been receiving accolades for this year’s Archibald Portrait Prize entry from those have been visiting his studio to view the piece as it has taken shape.  Owner of the Solitude Art Gallery/Open Studio in Glenview, Darren says that some avid visitors have been dropping in weekly to see the progress and direction he has taken on his portrait of ‘Hat Fitz’, the Australian wild man of blues. While previous years have seen Darren’s latest work closed off to the public, through his newly-opened Art Gallery and Open Studio, the public can now see each phase of development that a major piece like this goes through and even ask the artist questions.

Darren’s portrait sitter for this year’s Archibald, ‘Hat Fitz’, has the “face of a weathered, bearded mountain man and the personality of an Aussie larrikin,” and Darren was excited by the idea of creating such an intriguing face in paint.  Hat Fitz’s wife, the other half of the dynamic blues duo, Hat Fitz and Cara, have said that they were very pleased with Darren’s work and felt as though the piece had “really captured ‘Fitzy’.”

Venturing into uncharted territory this year, the dynamic artist has taken a completely different approach to his previous entries in the Archibald Prize.  Darren says he has removed the thought process of painting.  “I’ve opted for a ‘Mu shin’ no mind approach by allowing my hand to do the creating,” he says.  “This is a style I have called ‘Now-ism’.”

The artist mentioned that he had no preconceived ideas on how he wanted the final portrait piece to look.  “I strove to be in the moment and let the lines of life engraved into Fitzy’s face direct the flow of the brush.”  The Glenview artist said that he felt he had encapsulated the true essence of his sitter and couldn’t be happier with this year’s Archibald Portrait entry.

With the piece standing at 1.8 meters tall by 1.5 meters wide, Darren chose to steer away from the traditional canvas surface , opting instead for a wide frame covered in timbre and wallpaper.  “Fitzy is a simple man.  He doesn’t stand on ceremony and canvas just seemed a little too refined a surface for depicting this man’s bumpy life.”

Darren’s latest artwork is a combination of techniques that the professional artist has been developing and honing throughout his career.  With the colour, quality and vibrancy that the Sunshine Coast has come to expect from Trebilco artwork, each piece offers an energy of originality and strength.

Darren likens the process of painting to being a “kid in a candy store, wanting one of these and one of those and kind of mixing them all up.”   Throw in the personality of the colourful, wild and hairy Sunshine Coast artist and you have a very interesting recipe for some untamed and innovative artwork!

The Artwork will be couriered down to the NSW Art Gallery for judging on the 12th June, with the finalist being notified on the 10th of July and the winner of the 2014 Archibald Portrait Prize will be announced on 18th July.

You can visit the Solitude Art Gallery located at 163 Glenview Road, Glenview to view further artwork created by Darren Trebilco, visit his website at www.solitudeart.com.au or follow the Solitude Art (Official) Gallery on Facebook or Instagram.

GC Newspaper Archibald Article 18th June 2014 Darren Trebilco

Couriering your newly-purchased Art

Couriering your newly-purchased Artwork from the Solitude Art Gallery…

The Solitude Art Gallery choose to use International Art Services (IAS) to courier all major pieces of artwork around Australia and Internationally.

When it comes to transporting original, unique and irreplaceable artwork to my customers around the globe, I expect the best and need to trust that my artwork will be delivered in the same condition it was when it left the Gallery.

IAS specialises in the delivery and handling of small to large scale artwork for major exhibitions.  They understand the artist’s requirements and have the knowledge, expertise and understanding of how artwork needs to be couriered and handled from one destination to the other.  IAS use state-of-the-art transportation and facilities and share my passion for ART!

Check out their new website here: http://www.iasdas.com.au

Please ensure that all orders are placed by Tuesday each week to ensure your purchase can be delivered promptly by our weekly courier service with IAS.

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Solitude Art Gallery Artist Darren Trebilco’s 2014 Archibald Portrait entry being courier down to the NSW Art Gallery by IAS

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