For me the subject matter is often based on a spontaneous response to something catching my eye as the sunlight illuminates a small patch of bushland or a rocky outcrop, highlighting a corner I have walked past many times but failed to notice. This was the case with Moss, lichen and crumbling rocks. I used pigments collected from the area I intended to paint to stain my board before I started the painting to capture the ‘essence’ of this mini landscape.
Hinz is a mixed media artist based in Drillham on the Western Downs. She gathers inspiration from the landscape she lives in. Working predominately with water-based mediums, she experiments by adding natural colours sourced from the countryside to her purchased pigments.