River Patterns 1. Oil.

The first of a series of paintings of swirling twigs and branches in the river after rain, this painting focused on the movement and reflected light from water and natural forms.

This painting was a finalist in the St Sebastian’s Spring Art Exhibition 2008.





Gay Crebert lives, works and teaches in Brisbane, Queensland.  She began her painting career as a teenager under the guidance of Caroline Barker, and later studied with Irene Amos, Roy Churcher, Andrew Sibley, Christine Kirkegard and Kay Kane.

After raising a family while pursuing a 25 year academic career at The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, Gay retired in 2005 to resume her painting career.  She completed an Advanced Certificate in Fine Art at The Arts Academy in Brisbane.

She graduated from the course with Honours in Professional Studies in 2006, and received a Leading Graduate Award.

Artist’s Statement

My works are based on what I see around me and aim to express the relationships between natural, organic forms and an emotional response to them. Most of my paintings start from a formal drawing, but gradually evolve into more abstract works that aim to resolve the dynamism between colour, form and composition.


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Out Near Winton. Oil.

The intricate patterning in the landscape of the

Queensland outback, which at first sight may seem
empty and formless is the focus of this painting.

It was awarded First Prize in the Live Life Villages
Art Prize, 2008








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