Scarlattis contribution to SALA this year is an exhibition of works by Joel Plevin.
This exhibition demonstrates the incredible development of Joel’s artistic capabilities since he first started painting at the age of 12.
Here’s Joel’s story:
Hi my name is Joel Plevin or Plev. I am 20 years old and live in Wilmington in the Flinders Rangers. I paint in a variety of styles varying from realism to abstract. My art work is heavily influenced by the surrounding area which I love to explore through motorbike and mountain bike riding. I have been painting for the last 8 years and had my first solo in 2011 which displayed 20 paintings. Since then I have had a number of solo/shared exhibitions across South Australia and won a selection of art prizes. I like to work with a lot of colour, so many of my paintings are very bright. I always begin painting with an orange background to give my painting a warmth and glow which helps represent the magnificence of this area. Through the years my painting styles have changed, my direction of painting however hasn’t. When painting I have one aim and this is to capture the charm and beauty of the South Australian landscape.
The exhibition was opened by Kendall Jackson who commented on the huge contribution Scarlattis Gallery has made to the art scene in the Mid North, and by Michelle Lensink’s insightful comments on Joel’s precious artistic skills.
This is the final exhibition and the 15th SALA exhibition at Scarlattis Gallery, Mt Surmon Wines and runs until August 27 when Scarlattis Gallery will close its door for the last time.
It’s a must see exhibition of “Colours of Life”. Scarlattis is open seven days, 9am to 5pm.