Image: Greta Laundy, ‘Do you remember?’ (2009), acrylic & oil on canvas, private collection.
Growing up on rural properties in the 1970s and 80s has led to an enduring interest in the cycles of nature and our interaction with the natural environment.
I’m compulsive and forever curious in my creativity: I love working with colour, line and shape in my drawings and paintings, finding ways to explore my profound connection to plants and animals, and places I have visited that continue to resonate with me. A strong Modernist design aesthetic underpins my most recent work in which I use more organic, simplified and fluid forms to suggest natural elements. Birds, the moon and sun, and mountainous forms are a constant motif I return to in my work, symbolising the spiritual and magical in life, but aesthetically, also a wonderful way to explore colour and line. I find joy, peace and strength in my artistic practice, a refuge from the crazy world we live in.
I work across most drawing and painting media as I like to mix it up and keep my vision fresh by trying out new or different ways to express my ideas. Spontaneity and ‘happy accidents’ coincide with mindful intention with the way my artworks are created, ‘failures’ are often cut up or reworked at a later date to see what happens. There is a delicate balance between intuition, skill and conceptual thinking in my artworks.
I live in Mitcham, South Australia with my family and a menagerie of pets. If you would like to visit my studio to view my work, please let me know here.
Selected artworks are available through the following outlets:
Bluethumb Australian online art gallery
Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Brick + Mortar Creative, Norwood, SA
S and AJ, Young, NSW
Bachelor of Visual Arts, (Painting), UniSA, 2005
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours (1st class), UniSA, 2010
Master of Teaching (Visual Arts), Flinders University, 2015
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