The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Workshops in 2016

Where I will be teaching in 2016

These are all listed in the side bar with links.
I am travelling about Australia quite a bit next year
So if you want to do a workshop with me
Go have a look

Old Butter Factory, Denmark WA 

Open Drawer, Melbourne VIC

Context Art Blue Mountains NSW

Wrapt in Rocky, Rockhampton QLD

Hopefully a workshop in Brisbane

Off to Portugal

Busy, busy

And don't forget I will be a apart of an exhibition 
in Melbourne opening early March

There have been some images here and on FB
Like this

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Workshops at the Butter Factory Denmark WA

Dear Friends of the Butter Factory,

As the end of the year approaches with haste, we would like to wish you all a fabulous festive season and best wishes for a year of creative fulfilment!
To start the year off in 2016, we are thrilled to have Trace Willans back in Denmark running two different workshops  at the Butter Factory in January ...

​A mixed-media artist, Trace uses a range of materials with a view to their sustainability and low environmental impact. She experiments with traditional mediums such as casein, egg, starch resists, natural dyes and earth pigments., with very exciting and dynamic results. Her work can be viewed on her blog: www.
​.  See below for details of the upcoming workshops on the weekend of 16/17 Jan and 24 Jan....

2 Day Plaster and Wax Books Sat & Sunday Jan 16 & 17th 10 - 4

Work with plaster to make pages for a series of small books, in a variety of ways, including openings, niches and as a way to add textural interest. On the first day we

 will begin by making many different variations and then we will use the second day to embellish our surfaces, using, e.g. simple handmade paints, collage using rabbit

 skin glue, transfers and working with dry pigment. There will be a focus on working with encaustic medium (hot wax). There will be a choice of working in white and

 clear wax adding colour to the surface or there will be a range of colours made up for you to play with. This workshop is designed to be as eco friendly as possible so 

we will be using only natural materials.

 Cost $200

Materials Fee $15

1 Day Rag Pages Workshop Sunday 24th Jan 10 - 4

Starting with cotton rag, work with traditional gesso, cold wax, simple mark making and xanthorrhoea resin to create pieces that can be framed or made into a simple book.

Cost $100
Materials Fee $10

​email Trace 
​ for more info or to register ​

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Works

I am about to deliver these new works to my local gallery

and thought you might like to see some of what I have been up to

in between getting ready for the exhibition 

I will be a part of next year in early March

These are all oil, cold wax and natural pigment

on gessoed watercolour paper

image size 14 x 14 cm
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
total size 20 x 20 cm
7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in

Getting ready for a quiet Xmas
just Dan and I on the prawn farm 
and Dan will be working a late shift
but early January we are off home to west
to catch up with family 
and spend some time down south
on our block.

x te