ABOUT JOY REDMAN
1928 - 2006
It was always Joy Redman's passion to create.
Joy spent her childhood in the Adelaide garden suburb of Colonel Light Gardens and when married, she relocated to the grape growing region of Coonawarra with husband Don Redman to join his family in the new Rouge Homme winery venture.
Her love of the countryside and the township of Penola fostered her enduring love for the Australian landscape.
After moving back to Adelaide in the mid 60's Joy enrolled at the South Australian School of Art and developed a passion for print making.
Her use of colour and heavy embossing, unique portrayal of the Australian landscape and enormous dedication to her art form, earned Joy Redman a local and international reputation. Joy pioneered solar etching in South Australia and perfected the art of embossing as well as the complex multi plate printing technique she has become admired for.
Always with a sketch book and camera in hand she spent many years recording both the vastness and the minute patterns of the Australian Landscape. Joy travelled extensively across Australia with family and fellow artists recording the colours and textures of the desert, the ranges and coastal activities.
Her large home studio in Wattle Park was an integral part of family life where she spent most of her days producing work for local and international exhibitions; and where other artists came for life drawing sessions or to view her at work in the annual SALA open studio event (SA living artists).
The collection on view through this website represent a small part of her prolific output. The Redman family is proud to offer you the opportunity to view her beautiful and vibrant work as well as the chance to purchase from a limited selection.
Please get in touch through the CONTACT page if you would like to make a purchase.