riddell | coulson

Landscape in Winter by Sandra Riddell

Sandra Riddell

Landscape in Winter

47.5cm x 45.5cm

>> Sandra has produced artworks in the media of acrylic watercolours in painting; drawing, and digital photography. Studies at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University) Arts Academy have developed her artistic skills. She has achieved an Honours degree in painting and drawing, with additional completion of studies in advanced graphic design.



by Craig Coulson

Arms reaching, touching the infinite,
skies darkening, obscured future
rising from the very core of life’s being.

Standing resolute, buffeted by change,
leaves stripped, blown into a mystery,
returning to Mother Earth’s caring embrace.

The sky and the land
joined by this skeletal frame,
a fragile hold enduring in the now,
looking forward into the unknowable.

Listen to Craig’s poem:

>> Craig lives with his family on 10 acres at Mount Egerton. He has been writing poetry all his life, becoming serious about it in 2013 when he took up a position as cafe poet in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. He is represented in several anthologies and active in the spoken word scene in the Ballarat area.
Sandra’s response to Craig’s text:
I find that when I am driving out in the country, I am focussed on the landscape, looking for the changes in colour, the season change. Like spring at the moment waiting for summer to see another different image. A hot day showing a sharp clear image of nature. I found reading Craig Coulson’s writing of my art work amazing. I enjoyed it so much.

A poster made in workshop for text by Craig Coulson

A poster made in workshop for text by Craig Coulson