Thursday, February 18, 2010

7. Damien Kamholtz

Damien Kamholtz was born in Gove, Northern Territory, where he spent the first six years of life before the family moved to Queensland. He currently lives in Toowoomba working as an art teacher and tutor. Being involved in 'Arts in Health' he has also been instrumental in establishing and co-ordinating local community art groups such as 'Play on Play' and the 'Yellow House Art Group'.

Damien is a prolific painter with a strong interest and focus on art and its relationship to the landscape. Through travel around our ancient land, he has discovered and sought to express the parallels between indigenous cultures in a traditional and contemporary sense. His art is an attempt to communicate to the heart and spirit, rather than our intellect - painterly images comprising of subtle and suggestive combinations of nature’s organised and abstract shapes, entwined in universal and personal symbolism that incorporate suggested faces, figures and totemic animals.

In 2004 Damien travelled around Australia to paint and conduct workshops in small and rural communities. He also participated in an artist in residence in East Java in July 2004.

See more work by Damien HERE

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