In the Cove loves to feature Lane Cove creatives. This time we are showcasing the talents of local artist Ros Gervay.
We asked Ros a few questions.
How Long Have You Been Painting?
Painting has formed 95% of my motherhood survival strategy.
I was born a creative soul, as so many of us were, and have had many artistic and creative adventures, from handcrafting jewellery and sewing handbags to sculpting vases and painting large drippy acrylic canvases.
My mother studied Fine Arts when I was a young child, so I was exposed to what it meant to be an artist from a very young age. I remember being surrounded by the smell of oil paints, huge bold works in progress and hanging out with her and her fellow artists at the shared studio.
After the whirlwind and distraction that is life, it has only been since having my two girls that I have dived deeply and wholeheartedly into professional painting as a career. I love it so much, and it is so wonderful to see my girls sharing my interest in the Visual Arts.
What Inspires You?
Mother Nature is my main inspiration and my gratitude for the beautiful world in which we live. I love to capture that beauty in my works, either in my more delicate watercolour pieces or my bolder abstract acrylic artworks.
Modern botanical and floral art has most definitely stolen my heart.
I currently paint with both watercolours and acrylics, and, so far, this suits me to a tee as on any one day, I can work in the medium of my choice based on my mood.
Being able to express my love of nature and inject this into my collectors’ homes is truly a blessing. I truly see my life as a dream life and am incredibly grateful to the universe for allowing me this possibility.
How Can People Buy your Paintings?
At the moment, my paintings are exclusively available on my website
However, I am currently putting together a brand new body of works for La Provence Cafe. Keep an eye out for the new collection in April this year.
My love of art, however, is not something that I can keep all to myself. As part of my art business, I actively spread the joy of artmaking and open the door for others to access all of the hidden wellbeing benefits.
I have developed my Permission To Paint guided online experience – a course for those wanting to discover watercolour painting for themselves or to refresh their knowledge base, if they are coming back to art after a bit of a break. You can sign up for the waiting list for the next course here.
I also run The Mini Artiste Club, a creativity-infused online art education program for children that focuses on allowing children to express their individuality, build their confidence, and fine motor skills and academic achievement.
The program can come with or without associated art supplies to make life easier for the adults in charge! Find out more about The Mini Artiste Club – Ros Gervay Creative here.
How long have you lived in Lane Cove?
My family and I have lived in Lane Cove West for the last 3 years or so after moving from Lindfield East and McMahons Point before that. I have some family history here in Lane Cove, with my gorgeous aunt growing up in the area. My eldest now attends a local school, and we are a proud Birrahlee family too. We adore Lane Cove.
Where Do You Buy Your Coffee in Lane Cove?
I might be biased, but most definitely La Provence! The coffee there is perfect and always hot… none of that lukewarm coffee business going on there! Oh, and their salted caramel cookies are amazing!
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