​WENDY CHENOWETH
Borrowed Lines

20 August 2019 - 1 September 2019
Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road
New Farm


 In this exhibition of her recent paintings, Wendy’s work references poetry from the 19th century poet Henry Longfellow and others. Their imagery is painted in words, and Wendy responds with oil on canvas. 
 Love, relationships, challenges and triumphs are all examined in this emotive body of work.​

She will be joined once again by the wonderful Brisbane sculptor 
Els Houwen 
whose joyous figures will grace the gallery.







"Be Still"  
oil on canvas 150 x 100cm

Be still sad heart and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall"
Longfellow (SOLD)
"As I look down" (D Hooks)
oil on canvas
80 x 100cm (SOLD)
"Sweet"   oil on canvas   120 x 100cm  (SOLD)
"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes demerit nihil" (Cicero)  (If you have a garden and a library you'll lack nothing)  oil on canvas  120 x 100cm (SOLD)
"We have not wings" (Longfellow)  oil on canvas 120 x 100cm  AVAILABLE
"Reach"  oil on canvas   46 x 62 cm (SOLD)
"Le fernier dans son pre"   oil on canvas   120 x 100cm AVAILABLE
""I shot an arrow into the air" (Longfellow)  oil on canvas   60 x 80cm   AVAILABLE
"Nothing to Prove"  (R Rohr)   oil on canvas  60 x 80cm (SOLD)
"Out of reach"  oil on canvas"   46 x 62 cms (SOLD)
"Bee Business"   oil on canvas  120 x 100cm   AVAILABLE
"Barry and his box of Bees"   oil on canvas  120 x 100cm  AVAILABLE
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"Too strong to stop, too sweet to lose"  oil on canvas  120 x 100cm   SOLD
"Errol and the Angel"   oil on canvas  46 x 62cm
"Nature" (Whenever the way seemed long" )(Longfellow)  oil on canvas   80 x 100cm  (SOLD)
"Love on the edge"  oil on canvas  150 x 120cm (SOLD)
"I have nothing to prove, and nothing to protect... I am who I am and it is enough"
Richard Rohr
The bee speaks to me of Other.
About the hive,
The nurturing of young, the job to be done .
The Queen stays home and workers too,
others going out beyond, instinctively responding
to the call to gather nectar, pollen...
attracted by the beauty of the flower.
All playing out the roles assigned in intricate design
joined with Other.
Mary McCowan
We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.
Longfellow
And whenever the way seemed long
or his heart began to fail, 
She would sing a more wonderful song
or tell a more wondrous tale.
Longfellow
A I look down on the world
I see myself more clearly
Everything I achieved and nearly...
Daniel Hooks
“Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil”
(If you have a garden and a library you”ll lack nothing)

Cicero


Naiveté rules in sunburnt bush form.
Dogs sniff, Galah peers, bees hum
eager for the sun warmed face and hands
of the thief.
Raider of the hive rues his open need
for the honeyed creed of sweetness.

JNC



"Hope comes in waves"   oil on canvas   SOLD