Saturday, December 27, 2014

Red Rocks Gorge

Red Rocks Gorge 26-12-14: Annika Romeyn, watercolour, 2014, 18 x 25 cm

I hope you are all having a joyous festive season and I wish you all the best for a happy and productive 2015! After a lovely relaxing Christmas with family, my parents accompanied me on a Boxing Day painting excursion to Red Rocks Gorge (Murrumbidgee River), one of my favourite places close to home (Canberra, Australia). It was a brilliant sunny day after a string of summer thunder-storms. It was a great challenge painting the strong sunlight moving across the faceted rock and reflecting up from rippling water below. I love sitting and drawing while listening to the rushing sound of nearby rapids, which remind me of the forces of movement and erosion that are slowly, but constantly carving and shaping the landscape.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bittangabee Bay & Green Cape

Bittangabee Bay Rocks 29-11-14: Annika Romeyn, watercolour, 2014, 18 x 25 cm

Bittangabee Bay Rocks 30-11-14: Annika Romeyn, watercolour, 2014, 18 x 25 cm

Stormy morning near Green Cape lighthouse
appreciating powerful water and strange eroded rock...

photo: Victor Wilson Wang
 free-diving newbies ready to explore hidden depths

little treasures

view from our beautiful campsite - looking down on Bittangabee Bay

photo: Victor Wilson Wang
UWR! Canberra Underwater Rugby team human sculpture featuring some of my cheerful & creative companions from a fun and inspiring free-diving/camping trip in Ben Boyd National Park

Monday, December 1, 2014


I'm happy to be part of a couple of exhibitions opening in Canberra this week: Common Ground - an A.N.C.A. studio artists exhibition (opening wednesday 6pm) and the M16 Drawing Prize  (opening friday 6pm). Both promise to be diverse, exciting exhibitions and I am especially looking forward to exhibiting alongside my Dad, Arjen Romeyn, in the M16 Drawing Prize. See below for more details and images of my work that will be on display.

Opening Fri Dec 5th 6pm, continuing until Dec 19th 
M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, ACT
opening hours: Wed-Fri 12-5pm

Annika Romeyn, Tasmania Sketchbook, 2014, Ink and watercolour in Moleskine Sketchbook, 9 x 14 cm

Annika Romeyn &  Emilie Patteson, Incineration (Double Vision), 2014, lithograph, 56 x 76 cm

opening Wed Dec 3rd 6pm, continuing until Dec 14th
Australian National Capital Artists, 1 Rosevear Pl, Dickson, ACT
opening hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm

Annika Romeyn, Mushrooms, 2014, lithograph with chin colle, 34.5 x 43cm