LAYERSOFLONbyAnitaBarrett|15Aprilto22May2022

'LAYERS OF LON' a solo exhibition by Anita Barrett

15 April to 22 May 2022

Artist in Residence at Lon Retreat, Point Lonsdale

LAYERS OF LON - is an exhibition of Anita's latest work on circular canvas and birchwood panels, highlighting the layers of mindfulness that were part of her artistic process while artist in residence at Lon, wandering their 200 acres of rural and conservation land, Wadawurrung Country

I am a creative soul who seeks calmness and happiness for my present and future self, and being in the natural environment is my meditation and a central part of my art practice.  
As an artist in residence at Lon Retreat, I had the privilege of immersing myself in its 200 acres of rural and conservation land, Wadawurrung Country. While there, I sketched and photographed was aware of the landscape's lines, shapes and colours. Concentrating on the trees while drawing, deep listening and turning off mind chatter, I could listen to their limbs gently creaking in the breeze, hear bird songs, smell the undergrowth, also the beautiful scent of blossoms and fresh sea air made my soul sing. 

Back in my studio, I used these sketches and images to create works that highlight the layers of mindfulness (awareness, presence and concentration) I use as part of my art practice, also my love for drawing with charcoal. 

LAYERS OF LON - is an exhibition of my recent works on round canvas and birchwood panels, highlighting my process - ANITA BARRETT.

'LAYERS OF LON' by Anita Barrett
15 April - 22 May 2022
Artist in Residence at Lon Retreat, Point Lonsdale

Lon Opening Preview Event - Thursday 14 April | 4-6pm | Lon Retreat

Sales & Catalogue available at
The Little Shop of Lon from Friday 15 April 2022 





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