In “Here and Beyond” Tricia Townsend’s works are mostly abstract, the free flowing forms and colours, fresh and harmonious, expressing the interior emotional world and a response to the exterior natural world.
Helen Rudiger’s more structural and graphic work, under the title “My Secret Life”, is a collection of pen and ink drawings, paintings, papier mache objects and paper sculptures. The work is experimental in the use of materials and some of the works have a dreamlike quality. The exhibitions together are an interesting complement of the abstract and the concrete.
Tricia Townsend teaches music, about which she is passionate. Several years ago she discovered another wonderful form of creative expression when she began painting.
Helen Rudiger runs a farm with her husband and teaches art to primary school children in her spare time. She has been involved in visual arts and the performing arts all her life.