IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN SYDNEY AND INTERESTED IN ART CLASSES READ THIS!

I teach Art classes from my house Monday, Friday and the weekends at 12 pm.
I teach using a range of mediums including :- Graphite,Acrylics,Watercolor, Pen & Ink, Oils.
I focus for EXCELLENT results from my students each and every lesson.
I will teach you how to draw and paint from the basics up.
It doesn’t matter If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body. I will teach you the structure, of how to draw anatomically correct where you can  apply it to every drawing or painting you start.
You will see the results in your painting. The difference between a structured painting to an unplanned painting.
What most artists don’t realize,is drawing is the foundation to every artwork. I am a firm believer in this concept.
If you plan your painting out properly and keep your drawing simple and follow the guidelines
I tell you , you will get the results you desire.
What I always emphasize to my students is you have to enjoy every task I put before you
and practice! pratice! practice! and you will definately become better and start seeing every object in a different perspective.
You will be  able to disect a painting,see the colors underneath, how it was made and use it as inspiration for a new piece you will work on.

Here are some examples of my students progress through my Wildlife Art Lessons.

My Wildlife Art class teaching students how to draw in simplified shapes
My student doing his tonal study in graphite – finding his darks to his lights.
 The less specific the better the drawing

                          Teaching my student how to mark up his subject onto a canvas

               
                     Using simplified shapes as his guideline he creates the right anatomically correct shape.

     The Underpainting – teaching my student how to build up form in his painting

This is my students Art project he is working on.
Even with drawing Manga charcters you have to have an understanding of the human anatomy.
In my manga classes I will teach you how to better you skills and improve in the understanding of the human form with various exercises.
The Underpainting to his art piece.

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AND YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ART LESSONS ,
EMAIL ME ON: vizearts@hotmail.com and we will discuss it further there.
Beginners to Advanced all welcome!

Check out my website to see more of my art : http://vizearts.weebly.com/

I LOVE WORKING AS AN ARTS ADMIN ASSISTANT !

I’m currently work at Gallery Aloft.
I started yesterday at 2 pm after class at Willandra Art Centre with bontanical and wildlife artist Peter Wale. I love the atmosphere at work, It’s just so peaceful.
While I’m updating the mailing lists Tania’s  painting in the backroom and Kristina making hand crafted jewellery.
It’s just amazing how fast they compose a piece in a few hours.
Spanish music plays while I work , the paintings and Jewellery surrounding  me where I do my admin work are really are wonderful!
 The women portrayed in Tania wursig work are so sensual and mysterious, such vivid colors are used that seem like they jump out of the canvas at you.
As you gaze at these pieces by Tania Wursig they take you to another land of beauty and mystery.
You tend to ask yourself where are these beautiful women from, why are they there and why can’t you be with them as they give you such a great feeling of contentment and ease. 
Kristina’s jewellery are so cleverly made, no need to go to Angus and Coote guys! Kristina has every type of jewellery piece to suit any occassion! They are just superb.

Gallery Aloft is a MUST SEE!
Go to Gallery Aloft  at Rozelle (across the road from Tilleys the art shop ) and see for yourself!
For more information check out their site :  http://www.galleryaloft.com/

I’m just so happy right now.
I make sure I do my work thoroughly and as fast as I can and make sure I really give my boss Tania 100% each and every day I work.
I’m learning so much in so little time.
I’m just so thankful for this opportunity
Looking forward to work tomorrow! 😀

AND REMEMBER!
HAVE PATIENCE WITH EVERYTHING THAT REMAINS UNSOLVED IN YOUR HEART.
TRY TO LOVE THE QUESTIONS THEMSELVES LIKE LOCKED ROOMS OR
 BOOKS WRITTEN IN A FORIEGN LANGUAGE.
DO NOT LOOK FOR THE ANSWERS NOW.
THEY CANNOT BE GIVEN TO YOU BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT LIVE THEM NOW.
ITS A QUESTION OF EXPERIENCING EVERYTHING.
AT THE PRESENT YOU NEED TO LIVE THE QUESTION.
GRADUALLY WITHOUT NOTICING IT ,
YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF EXPERIENCING THE ANSWER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ! 🙂

I entered the Australasian Body Art Competition at Double Bay !

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Professional Model Lithium with my Body Art Design for the Australasian Body Painting Competition.

“Envy. Is ignorance, it comsumes itself.”
I thought a japanese theme would be a great way to portray this idea.
I used Japanese paintings and sketches of dragons and samarai’s to show envy.
The dragon representing the watcher over everything.
The samurai being the defiant person trying to rule upsetting the peace, envious of the dragon.

Tim Gratton – Ficilitator announcing the Awards winners for the Australasian Body Competition.

I entered the Australasian Body Art Competition yesterday at The Food Festival , Double Bay Knox St .
It was my first time using body paints!
When you arrived you could do the makeup and hair on your model and It was timed from when your model came.
We were given 3 hours to paint a Body, in relation to the theme 7 deadly sins.
I got the great opportunity to use
 Tim Gratton’s tool box of art supplies!
Including his own body paints brushes, and body glitters.
I’m so thankful he was kind enough to help me out as I only bought a few body paint colors.
I decided I’d use the liquid paints as they act like acrylic paints.
So it was a familiar territory for me.

The secret is to paint it on like a wash , If you are using the liquid body paint.
Otherwise if you put it on thickly it will peel straight away.
Or you can use Hair Spray to keep it fixated to the body.
This way when you paint over it , it will not smudge.

At the end of 3 hours we had pre-selected music to go with the Body Art.
We had a huge audience to model for.
Lithium and I were called up and introduced to the judges individually by Tim Gratton and I got on the microphone and told a little about what my piece was about.
 So my model walked around for the judges with the music ” Did my time ” by Korn as it worked well with the piece as the song as all about being envious about the other person , basically not being able to handle the situation he was inn.
He did his time and now he wants to be supreme ruler.
The moral of the story is don’t be envious about anyone as it doesn’t pay off , it consumes itself and
 you will end up doomed like the samurai for being defiant.

So much talent in this competition. I really was impressed.
The way they used the cakes and liquids really was done VERY well.

I just loved every moment of it, seeing how the paints sit on skin I just gave It a go and used my imagination!
It’s a very interesting surface to paint on, very different from painting on canvas’s… alot harder then it looks.
But with practice I will get use to the medium alot better! 😀
Everyone kept telling me I did very well for a beginner 😀
I’m going to really love experimenting with this medium!
Definately entering next year! 😀

I  met a very talented artist named Tania Wursig.
Tania is a Sydney based artist known for her Flamboyant palette and exploration of the sensual, her paintings are of celebrating the feminine.

This is her stall set up at the Food Festival.
Her art is just amazing , I fell in love with it straight away.
I couldn’t stop looking at her art , the use of color, the way she painted it was just wonderful.
It really inspired me , I just wanted to run home and paint after seeing her works!

If you want to see more of her artworks check out her website http://www.taniawursig.com/
You won’t be disapointed!
Her work is truely amazing!

Tania owns an Art Gallery in Rozelle called Gallery Aloft.
I asked if she could let me do some volunteer work for her as I study Arts Administration and she told me as she leads a very busy lifestyle it would be perfect for me to come inn and help her out in assisting with work where she would pay me ! 😀
At that point , It honestly made my day.
I was just so happy I was speechless.
Everything is happening naturally for me these days , everything I wanted I’ve been achieving.
 I really couldn’t ask for more.
So take this as an example !
MAKE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES IF YOU CAN’T FIND THEM!
HAVE FAITH IN YOUR DREAMS, AND SOON YOUR RAINBOW WILL COME SHINING THROUGH!
Be obesessed with your specific goals.
Focus and  sacrifice time.

Check out my website : http://vizearts.weebly.com

TODAY I GOT MY FIRST REGULAR STUDENT , I START TEACHING NEXT MONDAY !

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I have been demonstrating for 2 days now getting wonderful feedback about my paintings and today I got asked by one woman If I teach how to paint wildlife !
As she is an artist too who painted Impressionistic wildlife , but wanted to learn how to properly paint realistic wildlife.
So this was my opportunity to inpire, visualize and create!
 Teach and share my knowledge I have learnt over the years !
Currently I am doing my research finding out which venues are best for me to teach at.
In the future I will have bigger classes, once I have found the right venue for me.
 For now I can teach my students from their homes.

So if you are located in SYDNEY and you are interested in ART LESSONS using any medium you are unsure how to use email me on vizearts@hotmail.com

 I can teach you from the basics up.
 You will have paintings end up looking like this tiger!

Beginners and Advanced all welcome!

CHECK OUT MY OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http:/vizearts.weebly.com 

WATCHED THE EXHIBITION FOR THE 2010 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION JIM FLOOD AND DEREK O’BRIAN DEMONSTRATED PAINTING TODAY

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jim Flood and Derek O’brian demonstrated painting today.
It was amazing how quickly they completed their pieces within a day! Really inspiring stuff.
Today I looked after the exhibition that I exhibited inn.
I offered assistance to people who wanted to buy paintings, and directed them to the sales desk.
It was interesting to see what styles of paintings the public liked.
Most liked landscape, animals or kids playing in water scenes.
I got asked If I taught lessons today off many people.
 I told them soon I will as I’d need a place to teach them , but for now you can watch me demonstrate tomorrow on the 17th 9- 5 pm at Menai shopping centre near Big W!
Looking forward to tomorrow , I’m going to get alot of painting done !
Demonstrating  painting with Derek O’brian again !
So come watch me paint live, see how I bring the painting to life in a matter of hours !

AMAZING ARTIST PETER WALE’S CLASSES COMMENCED TODAY! WORKSHOP THIS MONTH!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PETER WALES WORKSHOPS

Pen and Wash
Date : 30th of October
Time : 9:30 to 3 pm  
 Medium : Pen and Wash
Location :  At Bathurst at the shop “Pigments & Palette”
Cost : $65
For more information contact Peter Wale on 0432327089 or visit the shop “Pigments & Palette”.

 Portraitures
Date: 31st of October
Time : 10:30 to 4 pm
Medium:  Graphite or any medium
Location : Springwood Art Centre
Cost : $60 for members $70 for non members
For more information contact Peter Wale on 0432327089 

I  currently go to 4 art schools,  but my very favourite Peter Wale’s Class at Wilandra Art Centre in Ryde.
He is the best mentor any art student can ask for.

Peter just knows instantly, what to do to correct your mistakes as he has had years of practice.
He is a very versatile artist.
He can teach you anything, you desire to learn in any medium.

This is a project Peter is currently working on , the drawing on Canson tracing paper and  below is the Underpainting.
The Underpainting below is painted on masonite.

One of his finished paintings he exihibited in The 50th Golden Anniversay of Ryde Art Society.

His knowledge on everything is just amazing!
I personally ask him 50 questions a day or more on what I don’t understand and he gives me a very clear demonstration to show how It’s done.
During every lesson, I write down every word  he tells me or other students in our class in a note book .
 It really pays off though,  I’m learning so much in such little time.
He is worth investing time into in a class or just a workshop so you can see for yourself how brilliant this man is at art !
I really appreciate meeting him , he has really opened my eyes to the possibilities me as an artist is capable of.
 He made me realise what direction I should  take to persue my dreams.
I wake up everyday thankful for meeting him he is truely inspiring!

Classes commenced today at Ryde at Wilandra Art Centre .
It is on Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:30 ,  If you are interested in joining our class call Peter on 0432327089.

Today I arrived at Menai Shopping Centre at 3pm and demonstrated painting wildlife till 5:30pm.
I was painting with famous artist Derek O’brian!
He’s a lovely man, he loves the same artists as I do including Jia Wei Shen so we had lots to talk about !
The experience was exciting though!

My Tiger painting got moved to the front of the exhibition it has had ALOT of good feeback. The show manager told me If it didn’t sell she’d be very surprised!
I had alot of  great feedback from the public saying how talented I was and If I did commissioned paintings,
If I had facebook  or a website so they could keep up to date with my art work!
Five women told me I’ll go a long way with my talent.
I couldn’t be happier hearing that come from a total stranger.
Even little kids were saying look mommy how pretties her lion and cub painting.
I’m just very grateful people took the time to look at my art and give me feeback .
IT IS ALL APPRECIATED!
I managed to get 8 customers today! All keen for wildlife art!
 I’m just so happy all my hardwork is paying off.
But this is only the beginning!

THE PEOPLE WHO GET ON IN THIS WORLD,
 ARE THE PEOPLE WHO GET UP AND LOOK FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES THEY WANT,
 AND IF THEY CANT FIND THEM ,
THEY MAKE THEM!

I LIVE BY THIS QUOTE!
YOU CAN TOO ! APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE EACH AND EVERYDAY AND YOU WILL GET THE RESULTS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!

If you want to see some of the previous shows by the Southern Cross Art Society look up http://www.scag-art.com/comingartshows.htm
If you want to learn about joining the Southern Cross Art Society check out their website on :
 www.scag-art.com

I’ll post some pictures of the exhibition tomorrow , I will be painting on the 17th  of october with Derek O’brian again on Sunday 9 – am to 5 pm so come watch me paint or just come to say hello!
If you are an artist, I’m always happy to give advice If you need help with how use different mediums or how to promote your art ! Just ask I’m here to help!

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK MY WEBSITES FOR MY ART OUT!

OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http:/vizearts.weebly.com 

Learnt ALOT about Body Painting today and marketing your product !

Thursday, October 14, 2010
I met the very talented Becstar Anthony today who is a professional Body Art painter.
She taught me about what non toxic paints to buy,  what brushes and sponges to use.
If you are interested in seeing some of her art check out her website http://www.becstaranthony.com/

The brand Tag  is very cheap and good quality and once you get more experienced you can then buy Paradise which is a more expensive and higher quality.
It was really interesting hearing about the process of Body Painting.
You first use a white eyeliner pencil to draw out your outline, then do your base colors and work from lights to darks.
Bec is conducting worshops next year called ” Becstar 2010 Tour ”
I’m definately going to participate in her workshops!

You can buy your body painting products from Amy Grigg her website is http://www.amygrigg.com.au/

  and other sites include If you want to see more of her art :
I am entering the Australasian Body Painting competition at Double Bay run by Tim Gratton.
Really excited about this! It is a free competition ,where you are given a model to paint in 3 hours.Prizes money trophies product valued at $5000.00.
 It is on Saturday  the 23rd October start 3pm finish at 6pm, judging and model performance.
Remember to vote for me ! CHERIE VIZE
All artists need to cover the whole body with paint or make up is applied (face). 
They judge you on :
Idea 
How creative has the artist been regarding the interpretation of the theme?
Execution/ outcome  
Does the body painting reflect the message the artist verbalized to judge?
Application technique 
Judges will assess how the make up, body paint is applied including
  • Technique
  • Colour selection
  • Illusion
For more information  on registering for this competition for the Australasian Body Painting competition at Double Bay ,email Tim Gratton on 
Today I also met a really down to earth real aussie guy  who makes very funny t-shirts and other merchandise which are raised for charities.
 I bought one since it was going towards such a good cause!
So far he’s raised 229,000 for the hospitals and other charities!  Very inspiring stuff. 
Great way to market your product, through a charity.
Not only do you do it for a cause, you get your products out there for the public to see.
Remember to put your website on every product you sell! 
Give them your business card and tell your customer about what other promotions you may have going on, keep them interested so they buy more of your products! 
Compliment them , get them in their comfort zone to open up to you and ask about your product.
You will succeed at selling your product well if you apply these simple rules to your business. 
So remember the business name VIZEARTS!
Soon I’ll do the same and raise money towards Blindess/Diabetes, as my mother is partially blind and I feel I need to do this to raise awareness of the importance of keeping a healthy and active lifestyle.
Stay  healthy ,active and focused always…. don’t let anything get in your way of true happiness!
Look at me, I stick to a routine everyday and I don’t break it. 
 I’m constantly networking and learning so much very quickly.
My business VIZEARTS is already BOOMING and I only started less than a month ago advertising my art.
Here’s a very blurry picture of me and  t-shirt maker Dirty Pierre wearing his t-shirts saying ” WIPE YA EYES PRINCESS… AND HARDEN THE F#CK UP” lol he’s too funny made me laugh cracking jokes while we took the photo.
Inspiration for my T-shirt business most definately ! Reminding me to market towards every age group!

If you’d like to see more of his products visit http://www.dirtypierre.com/
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITES FOR MY ART!

 COMISSIONED ART AVAILABLE!
OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http://vizearts.weebly.com/

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER : http://twitter.com/cheriev 
DEVIANT ART : http://vizearts.deviantart.com/

MY 4TH EXHIBITION ! 2010 ANNUAL EXHIBITION WITH THE SOUTHERN CROSS !

Monday, October 11, 2010

THE 2010 ANNUAL EXHIBITION WITH THE SOUTHERN CROSS ART SOCIETY

YOUR INVITED TO BUY OR SEE MY ART ON THE 11 – 17TH OF OCTOBER AT THE 2010 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF MENAI MARKET PLACE AND THE SUTHERLAND HOSPITAL VIA ENTRACE TO MENAI MARKET PLACE , ALLISON CRESCENT MENAI !
WATCH ME PAINT LIVE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS! I will be demonstrating painting on the 15th, 16th and 17th of October 9- 5 pm inside Menai shopping centre near Big W.
  My wolf painting called ” Guide me down the right path”

     
  My tiger painting ” On the prowl ” you can see it at this exhibition.

WATCH ME PAINT LIVE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS! I will be demonstrating painting on the 15th, 16th and 17th of October 9- 5 pm inside Menai shopping centre near Big W.

I am a member of the Southern Cross Art Society. Their Annual exhibition is inside Menai shopping centre near Big W, from the 11th to the 17th of October. 9- 5 pm daily. The exhibition is in conjuction with Menai Markets and Sutherland Hospital , Alot of the proceeds will go to Sutherland hospital. So buy a painting! It goes towards a good cause!
You won’t be disapointed! the talent there is just breathe taking!
 I exhibit locally and throughout, Sydney. I aim to involve myself in every facet of art, It’s all a learning process and I love and cherish each experience!
We artists all have the potential to be something amazing , we  all to need to just go out there and show the public we have talent!  and we will deliver the results you are looking for!
I have that drive to succeed and do big things with my life and that drive won’t ever die as I am too focused!
Make most of every opportunity that comes your way! Hard work pays off at the end of the day!

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR MORE EVENTS I’LL BE ENTERING , REMEMBER THE NAME CHERIE VIZE!
NEXT EVENT I’LL BE ENTERING IS THE :

The Australiasian body painting competition

     DOUBLE BAY FOOD & ART FESTIVAL

show your support and vote for me! CHERIE VIZE

I LIVE BY MY BUSINESS SLOGAN  VIZEARTS-INSPIRE.VIZUALIZE.CREATE!

If you want to check out more of my art visit my website http://vizearts.weebly.com

WOLF PAINTING I’M WORKING ON FOR MY NEXT EXHIBITION THAT STARTS TOMORROW AT MENAI MALL , WHERE THE BIG W ENTRANCE IS !

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I just love all animals big and small.
I thought it was time to paint a wolf, I’ve seen so many inspiring wolf paintings lately that I couldnt help myself!
This piece will be shown in Menai Mall where the Big W entrance is usually where the markets are.held .
I exhibit locally every month.
I invite you to come see my art it is there from today to the 17th of October!
See all the paintings from PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS from the Southern Cross Art society.!
Hope to see you there, you won’t be disappointed the paintings there are just breathe taking!

Check out my website : http://vizearts.weebly.com 

or my blogspot : http://vizearts.blogspot.com