Monday 26 November 2012

High Tea - and fundraising

Yesterday was seriously decadent. I joined my daughter and her friends for High Tea at a local cafĂ© - French & mor. Fragrant tea and delicious treats were the order of the day. We had great fun playing Secret Santa, swopping gifts - one of which was a much coveted African Violet.

Indulgent as the morning was, there was a serious side to the celebration. We all attended Tricia’s Girls Night In at the end of October, a Cancer Council fundraiser. 

The High Tea was donated as a prize by French & mor. The girls were successful to have the winning bid the night of the auction. In total the event was a huge success, raising over $16,000 for Cancer Council Queensland, which is truly amazing.

Of course I had to do a drawing....

Monday 19 November 2012

Local business supporting local Artists

During the last year I have been really fortunate to receive commissions from a number of local businesses to create paintings for their premises. It’s reassuring that they have chosen to support a local artist in this way.

I would like to highlight three of these businesses who asked me to create artworks for their businesses.

  • Last November, I completed 3 paintings for Maverick Travel, for their Everton Park office. Here is a link to their Facebook Fan Page.

Collage of the three paintings for Maverick travel

Maverick Travel is the perfect team to plan your next dream holiday, cruise or round-the-world adventure, as well as all your business travel needs. They are also experts in 4+ star family travel.

Maverick Travel offers personally escorted small group tours (max 30 people) to the most spectacular and exotic regions of the world. Perfect for those with a sense of adventure, our tours include almost all sightseeing tours in the tour cost.

Maverick Travel is located at two convenient locations:
Everton Park
711 Stafford Rd
Contact Number 07 3355 3700
Shop 12, Samford Central,
Mt Glorious Rd 
Phone: 07 3289 3700

  • The second local business I worked with is a brand new Cafe` which opened three months ago. Since Deja` Bru is only a few minutes from my home, I don’t need to tell you it’s a favourite stop for coffee. The coffee is top class, the cakes are divinely sinful and the service is warm and friendly.

Collage of the painting for Deja` Bru Cafe`

Deja` Bru is located at Mc Dowall Village, corner of Beckett and Hamilton Roads, McDowall 4053. The contact number is 0438 794 398.
Please have a look and like their Facebook Fan Page.

If you are in a big hurry you can also download a free phone app called so you can order ahead.

  • Directly next door to the coffee shop, is Wearable Art Hairdressing, also located at McDowall Village, corner of Beckett and Hamilton Roads, McDowall 4053. 

Below is the painting I was commissioned to paint for the Salon.

The salon’s contact number is 07 3353 5255. The Facebook Fan page is here.
Be sure to check their blog for special offers.

Pink Roses with mirrors for  Wearable Art Hairdressing- oil on canvas - 1000mm x 1000mm 

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Workshops and Free demonstrations

This is my schedule of workshops and demonstrations for the next few weeks.

Art Shed Brisbane
Sunday 18th November 10.00am - 3.00pm

Workshop: Line and Colour with Derwent (For details click this link)
Please sign up at  Art Shed Brisbane 
Tel: 38461330 
274 Montague Road, West End

Abstract Rose - Sketchbook study - Derwent Artbars 

Arthouse Northside:
Composition - 3 week course
Fridays:  9th 16th and 23rd November 9.30am -12.30am
(It’s not too late to join the class this week.)
Please sign up at Arthouse Northside  
Tel: 38692444 
140 Braun Street Deagan 4017

Portofino - oil on canvas - 900mm x 900mm ©2012 Carol Lee Beckx

Arthouse Northside:
Friday 16th November 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Free Demonstration: Colour

Friday 23rd November 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Free Demonstration: Brushes - types of brushes for watercolour, acrylics and oils - their use and care.
No bookings are required for the Demonstrations - all welcome.