Two Visual Art students have teamed up together to showcase their work in an exhibition they plan to hold this month in Collingwood, titled Girls Just Want to Paint.
Visual Art students Tina Alesi and Linda Himmelfarb teamed up with each other at the beginning of this year forming a friendship as well as a business partnership.“We put our heart and soul into our work” they both said, agreeing they have a similar response to, and passion for, art. Tina has been painting for 10 years while Linda has been painting for five. Linda says her “painting is something that is mine and my take on the inner world of myself and others”. She sees it as a new start for her after raising three children, her youngest now 16. She hopes to use her art in an Occupational Therapy setting in the future. Tina feels through her painting she is showing the world she is an artist. “I like going into another place, getting at one with the art” she says. Her work is full of lively and expressive abstract forms. Tina and Linda come together from different backgrounds; Linda emigrated from the UK in 1987 while Tina is a born and bred Moorabbin girl and says as a young girl she thought that one day she would like to study at the Moorabbin Campus.Talking of their Holmesglen experience they both said they just love it. “It is warm and nurturing, the teachers are brilliant and everyone is treated as an individual”.Girls Just Want to Paint will be on show from August 19 - September 1 at the Collingwood Gallery, 292 Smith Street. The opening night is Saturday 20th August, from 6 – 8 pm. Sue McKay of the Arts Department will be opening the Exhibition. Prices of works will range from $100 - $900.