Excerpt from the “Pittwater Life” magazine March 2017 edition:
Golden talent is helping to save sight
What happens when a lawyer who is the head of a major company’s legal department – and who is also a talented violinist, music composer and mother of two – turns her hand to art?
The results are a complexity of colour, pattern, line and form reflecting the synergies between those two powerful forms of expression – music and art. The ability to orchestrate a symphony and mix so many instruments into one comes out in the paintings of Annette Golden, where multiple images coalesce into a unified but complex and powerful work of art. Annette’s beautiful works feature imagery inspired by people, travel, conversations, memories, dreams and ideas.
“I am not that special… I just enjoy painting,” says Annette, adding the words of one of her favourite artists Gustav Klimt as an insight into her and her creativity: “Whoever wants to know something about me.. ought to look carefully at my pictures.”
Annette is Eye Doctors Mona Vale’s feature artist for autumn, you can view and buy her works at their practice at 20 Bungan St Mona Vale from March through May – importantly, 25% of the cost of each sale will be donated to support the prevention of blindness in Myanmar.
Resident doctor Kwon Kang’s world-acclaimed project has taught the local doctors how to do vitreo-retinal surgery; Kwon continues to visit Myanmar several times a year, improving their skills, with the aim of saving thousands of people from being totally blind over time.