NEW PAINTINGS & EXHIBITION of CAMINO

A collection of new works after returning to the Sunshine Coast, still referencing my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in 2017, including a few remaining paintings from my exhibition in Santiago de Compostela in 2018. I have also begun a collection which will express my love of the local surrounding Australian bush.

EXHIBITION: ‘Postcards from the Camino’ A collection of 20 paintings being exhibited from my studio/gallery opening 21 July, 2019 until 29 July 2019. Now the exhibition is complete, the remaining paintings below which are not marked as sold will still be on display in my studio/gallery. For private viewings any day, please call to let me know you are coming: 0419 745 672

Address: 57a Gweneth Road, Peregian Beach, Qld.

Art Exhibition Leonie Walton Sunshine Coast Noosa Artist of Camino de Santiago pilgrimage Galicia Spain collection oil paintings of Galicia and Australian Bush landscapes
Art exhibition by artist Leonie Walton Sunshine Coast Noosa of Camino de Santiago pilgrimage Galicia Spain a collection of oil paintings of Galicia and Australian bush landscapes

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

banksia wildflower australian native orange oil painting art impressionist expressionist still life leonie walton artist
‘blooming banksias’, oil & oil sticks on ply board, 40x30cm, timber frame inc
Australian bush landscape oil painting New South Wales Girraween National Park Impressionist contemporary art Leonie Walton artist
‘Rocky path’, Bald Rock NP, Girraween, NSW, 60 x 82 cm, oils on paper, timber frame, glass & mat, SOLD
Australian bush landscape oil painting Bald Rock National Park Girraween NSW by Leonie Walton artist impressionist contemporary art
‘Winter’s mirror’ Bald Rock National Park, NSW, oils on canvas, 90 x 45 cm
Australian bush landscape oil painting Lake Weyba Peregian Beach Sunshine Coast Noosa Queensland by artist Leonie Walton impressionist contemporary art
‘Summer gums’, Lake Weyba, Sunshine Coast, 60 x 40 cm, oils & oil bars on ply board, inc floating frame
camino de santiago pilgrimage oil painting galicia art leonie walton artist australian landscape
‘pilgrimage’, oils & oil sticks on ply board, 40x30cm, floating frame inc, SOLD
‘Reflections 2’, oils & oil bars on ply board, 60 x 80cm, including floating frame.
‘Golden Fields’, oils & oil bars on ply board, 60 x 80 cm, including floating frame.
‘Sierra Nevada’, oils & oil bars on ply board, 60 x 80cm, including floating frame.
camino de santiago pilgrimage spain galicia oil painting art leonie walton artist australian foncebaddon
‘my awakening’ oils & oil sticks on ply board, 30x40cm, timber frame inc. SOLD
camino de santiago pilgrimage galicia oil painting art leonie walton artist australian river landscape
‘reflections’ oils & oil sticks on ply board, 30x40cm, timber frame inc.
art path of poppies oil painting landscape on camino de santiago pilgrimage galicia spain by Australian artist Leonie Walton
‘Path of poppies’, 30 x 40 cm, oils & oil bars on ply board, including timber frame
camino de santiago pilgrimage meseta landscape art oil painting leonie walton artist australian galicia spain
‘favourite tree’ oils & oil sticks on ply board, 30x40cm, timber frame inc.
camino de santiago pilgrimage oil painting sheep animals goat art leonie walton artist australian landscape galicia spain
‘family of sheep’ oils & oil sticks on ply board, 30x40cm, timber frame inc.
vines rias baixas cambados galicia landscape oil painting art leonie walton artist australian spain
‘winter vines, Cambados Rias Baixas’, oils on canvas, 70x100cm
mariscadoras shell fisher women cambados galicia spain oil painting art leonie walton artist australian cuadro oleo galega
‘shell-fisher women (mariscadoras), Cambados’, oils on canvas, 80x100cm
vines vides horreo grain barn store galicia cambados oil painting art leonie walton arte artist australian cuadro oleo spain espana
‘summer vines, Cambados’, oils & oil sticks on ply board, 60 x 80cm, floating frame inc. SOLD
vines vides spring cambados rias baixas galicia spain oil painting art leonie walton artist australian cuadro oleo galega
‘spring vines, Cambados Rias Baixas’, oils & oil sticks on ply board 60x80cm, floating frame inc. SOLD
camino de santiago pilgrimage landscape oil painting art panton leonie walton artist australian galicia spain arte cuadro oleo galega espada
‘misty summer sunrise, Tanquian Galicia’, oils on canvas, 70×100. SOLD
Santiago de Compostela cathedral painting camino de santiago gothic art by Leonie Walton australian artist contemporary galicia spain
‘Santiago sunset’, 75 x 75 cm, oils on canvas, 2019. SOLD

Artist from Australia, travel and painting in Galicia, Spain

Hola,
I am Leonie Walton, an Artist from Australia travelling for 6 months in Galicia, Spain. Here, I will be creating a series of paintings celebrating the unique culture and beauty of the region, which will be exhibited in Santiago de Compostela (home of the Camino de Santiago) in September 2018.

I have been painting for 15 years in between work and being a mother. Last year I was able to retire from my previous work and take an exciting step towards following my passion for painting and becoming a full time artist. Without any expectations, I began an 800 km Pilgrimage across Northern Spain, seeking solitude and a new direction for my art. The immense beauty of the Spanish countryside and forests were overwhelming. As each day and then each week passed, my awareness of time diminished to the point where I didn’t know what day of the week or how many days I had been walking. I did notice that I had all the time in the world to just walk and observe nature, an artist’s dream. It was such a privilege, I promised myself that I would never allow my life to become so busy that I couldn’t spend time appreciating the creation of life.

When I returned home, I had renewed enthusiasm for my painting and soon created these paintings below. They are two of my favourite memories of the Camino de Santiago.

Artist Leonie Walton, Wheat Fields painting galicia spain Australian
Wheat Fields Oils on canvas

Artist Leonie Walton, Lazy Days painting landscape Galicia Spain Australian
Lazy Days Oils on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I decided during my walking that I would return to Northern Spain and just paint!

Now here I am, back in Galicia living my dream as an artist. My intention is to take you on an incredible journey through one of the most beautiful regions in the world. I will introduce you to some of the locals, giving you interesting insights into their culture, food, history in the land of witches and myths……………but are they??

 

CAMBADOS

My first home in Galicia is in the small fishing town of Cambados with a population of only 14,000, in the Rias Baixas. With a history which may have begun in prehistoric times and ruins throughout Cambados dating from the 12th century, there will be many places of interest for me to visit.

So far it has rained every day since arriving in Galicia and today was no exception, with the addition of gale force winds. Before having a chance to investigate any historical sites, the sounds of 100 women chatting excitedly grabbed my attention outside. Quickly donning my raincoat (my seventh layer), I braved the weather to see what all the excitement was about. In the harbour, women were gathering in waders, wetsuits and coats, pushing baskets on trolleys towards the water. Most were talking like you would expect from any other group of women in the world. However, I will never forget the look of dread of one young woman as she was pulling her coat on tightly. These women are called “Mariscadoras” (shell- fisherwomen). Every day at low tide, they trudge out as far as the eye can see to collect shell fish in their baskets.

Artist reference photo mariscadoras landscape galicia spain Australian
Artist reference photo for painting Mariscadoras

Later I strolled out over the long walking bridge to get a closer look at the action. I felt so privileged to be witnessing such an event, even though for them it was their daily job. I felt so much admiration for these women, facing the wildness of the Atlantic Ocean, working together for a common goal. I would never have the courage and strength to do this! How will I ever capture these incredible women in a painting?

After only two days of exploring in and around Cambados, I knew, being an artist, I needed to stay here for 6 years…..not 6 months, to even scratch the surface of a region so rich in culture.

Artist painting in Galicia Spain travel art landscape culture
Artist painting in Galicia