Painters Janet and Mike Green are two of the talented artists exhibiting at Art Red Hill this month. Art Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula’s premier art show, was delayed earlier this year due to COVID-19. Now, for the first time in the show’s 40-year history, it will go virtual.
Speaking from her crowded home studio, Janet predicts this year’s show will be particularly intriguing. “I’m excited to see the 2020 show and how this extraordinary year has inspired artists,” she says.
Janet and Mike met at a Sorrento party in the 1960s. Janet is known for her detailed landscapes and still-life paintings. Mike’s work is more surreal. This year he is exploring metaphors in paint, putting plastic items in strange but real landscapes. “It’s a way of exploring the crazy world we live in,” he says.
Like his wife, Mike is also inspired by the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. “It’s like a person. It’s hard to explain why you love a person, but it’s a special place and hard to get out of your system.”
Art Red Hill co-convenor Marlo Reyneke says: “We’re thrilled that Art Red Hill can now go ahead online so that everyone can be inspired by the beautiful works. All profits go to supporting Red Hill Consolidated School.”
You can view and purchase hundreds of artworks online at www.artredhill.com.au from October 18-30. Artist submissions are also open until October 16.