Glenbrook and Huskisson lagoons: Two different creatures

Late in the day: Oil on board, 30cm x 30 cm.

Late in the day: Oil on board, 30cm x 30 cm.

Corinne Loxton has been inspired by both Glenbrook Lagoon and Huskisson Lagoon on the south coast for her new exhibition.

Lagoon awakening: Oil on canvas, 60cm x 60cm.

Lagoon awakening: Oil on canvas, 60cm x 60cm.

“Glenbrook Lagoon settles my wandering spirit, providing a place of rest and repose. I love to draw here, searching out the forms and textures, allowing my charcoal to explore, meandering freely across the paper.

“As I contemplate the enormous trees on the shoreline, the words of the African American spiritual come to mind: ‘Like a tree planted by the rivers, I shall not be moved.’ They stand like guardians of the lagoon, timeless sentinels protecting a precious oasis.”

In contrast to the stillness that is Glenbrook, Huskisson Lagoon is an ever-changing tidal estuary, Loxton said.

“The shifting sand banks, shimmering reflections and vast skies captivate my imagination, urging me to paint directly from nature.”

The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 10 from 2-4pm at Rex-Livingston Art & Objects, 182-184 Katoomba St. The exhibition runs until November 26, Thursday-Tuesday 10am-5pm.