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Brian goes solo

Saturday, 24th March, 2018

Brian Jenkins with his acrylic painting of the pier at Glenelg, South Australia. PICTURE: Kara de Groot Brian Jenkins with his acrylic painting of the pier at Glenelg, South Australia. PICTURE: Kara de Groot

By Kara de Groot

A local artist will be holding his first solo exhibit at the Willyama Visual Arts Centre today.

Brian Jenkins has been painting for about 20 years, and today will be the opening day for his first ever solo exhibit.

He’ll have more than 30 artworks on display at the centre, depicting a variety of scenes including landscapes, buildings, and the occasional abstract or nature piece.

He said he’ll have a variety of old and new work in the exhibition, and he’s looking forward to seeing how it goes.

“I’ve had paintings in group exhibits before, with the Willyama Art Society, the Lifeline show, the community markets, so I’m looking forward to my first solo show and seeing whether it interests people,” Mr Jenkins said.

“I’ve painted buildings from South Australia and central NSW, as well as a couple of overseas buildings, and I’ve tried different things like abstract paintings as well and I’m enjoying that,” he said.

“Occasionally I paint something I don’t like and it goes in the bin, but overall it’s been good.”

Mr Jenkin’s exhibit will run for four weeks following its opening, and all the paintings displayed will be available for purchase.

“I don’t paint too much of Broken Hill, which is probably why I don’t sell too many, I just think there’s enough people in town already painting Broken Hill stuff,” he said.

“I don’t paint to make money, it started as a hobby and I enjoy it, I find it very relaxing.”

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