About the Artist

Trudy Rice

Color

Inspiration

People often ask about inspiration and where it comes from. I'd say you bring many parts of your life experience to your work. Much of mine is collected quite close to home, from my garden and around the coastal landscape of Lorne on Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road in Southern Victoria, Australia. Both my husband and mother-inlaw are the most talented gardeners. One of my favorite specimens is the Banksia, a stunning Australian native flower with many different varieties, colors, and textures. I have many specimens in my collection, but still ask friends if they ever find anything, to let me know. Well, I received a small plastic container in my mailbox which contained a dead dragonfly. I posted a picture of the package on Facebook and said thank you for the gift left in my letterbox. 

Trudy Rice demonstrating printmaking at Federation Square in Melbourne's CBD
Trudy Rice demonstrating printmaking.  Solar plate etching

My love of art

getting a start

Trudy Rice speaking at a gala art opening function at Albert park college in Melbourne

Teaching

I have been teaching for some years and enjoy working with both children and adults. When teaching children, I try to convince them that ‘nothing is a mistake,' all our work can say and express something. I love seeing the expression on students faces when they pull their first print. Just magic. 

I have been filming online workshops and taking one on one consultations, although there is nothing like teaching in person, this is currently a good alternative.

Feather and Banksia range of homewares.  Tea Towel, Cushion, Candles.  Australian flora and fauna

Homewares

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