Friday, January 20, 2006

Dinner With Chalk Circle

Chalk Circle Drawing By Bev IssacPosted by Picasa

I had the pleasure of having dinner with Chalk Circle, internationally famous painters and pavement artists who produce art for festivals and special events worldwide. Although I am not a painter, I feel so inspired by the Director of Chalk Circle.

Peter Voice is the leader of Chalk Circle. He is one of the pioneers of contemporary pavement art in the world. During dinner, he told me that he was originally arrested and charged with defacing public property in Melbourne but after a short, public battle with the council, laws were passed to recognise the artform. Peter has influenced many pavement artists working worldwide today. He also introduced the artform to North America, where it was almost unheard of, and his workshops in New Zealand and Australia have produced several outstanding artists.

Peter is not only a pavement artist, he had his first two solo exhibitions of paintings and drawings long before drawing on the streets. He is a painter, sculptor, humorist, administrator, performer, teacher, designer and writer - and I must add, a great story-teller and a good cook.

I feel really privileged to hang out with outstanding artists like Peter, Bev and Diana. And I certainly feel that my creative hunger was fed through looking at their great paintings in their home.


Anonymous said...

you and your friends are truly talented. i hope to get a piece of your painting with your autograph on it.

God bless you, kitty.

Corry said...

Great artwork! I actually had to look 3 times before I noticed the dog was not real!!

God's Grace.

Kc said...

Fascinating art and concept. I'm certain they're fascinating people too. They seem to keep good company anyway. ;-)

Kitty said...

Oh Pia, hehe I'm not a painter myself. Perhaps I can get a piece of my friend's painting with her autograph on it for you :)

Kitty said...

I know what you mean Corry. Bev's 3-D drawing is simply fantastic! The dog looks so real dosn't it?

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes Kc they are facinating people...and good company ;)

audrey` said...

OOOH! The dog was not real!!
Amazing talent!
Corry, you have sharper eyes than me. HeHe!

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