English born Australian based artist John Maitland creates his work outside, deliberately exposing the works to the harsh elements of Australian weather. This work uses his signature broad brushstrokes to portray a single female figure facing away from the viewer. Her vivid yellow dress captures the eye and then leads us around the painting into the swirling blue background.
Aborginal artist Margaret Scobie was born around 1948 in Woola Downs, a community in the Northern Territory. Margaret grew up surrounded by family members who were respected artists, such as the well respected Petyarre sisters and famous Emily Kngwarreye. In this painting we see one of Margaret's well known “Bush Medicine Leaves” Dreaming paintings; the painting is vivid, almost vibrating with colour and the flowing brushstrokes give an impression of leaves blowing in the wind around the desert. The main Dreamings Margaret’s works depict include the bush medicine leaves, spinifex grass or Awelye (Women's Dreaming).
Aboriginal artist Charmaine Pwerle is the daughter of Barbara Weir and granddaughter to Minnie Pwerle. Charmaine paints her grandmothers country Atnwengerrp and also participates in ceremonial body painting. In this painting we see Charmaine's distinctive flair and confident brushstrokes bring to life a vibrant depiction of Awelye (Women's Ceremony). Circular shapes in the centre of the painting catch the viewers eye and the vivid strokes of yellows, greens and reds push the eye around the rest of the painting.
Aboriginal artist Winnie Reid Nakamarra was born c.1961. Winnie is the daughter of the acclaimed Australian Aboriginal artist Makinti Napanangka. Winnie is an up and coming Western Desert artist from Kintore (Walungurru), a remote settlement in the Northern Territory of Australia, located approximately 530 km west of Alice Springs. Winnie paints Dreamings associated with Lupul rock-hole, a sacred place in the Western desert. This painting grabs the viewers attention with the swatch of glowing yellow in the centre of the painting while textured red oblong shapes circle the outer edges on a smooth burgundy background.
English born Australian based artist John Maitland creates his work outside, deliberately exposing the works to the harsh elements of Australian weather. This work shows us three female figures facing away from the viewer on a glowing yellow background. In the painting three blue tree trunks, serve as a framing device and also echo the figures in-between them.
A varied collection of small paintings to suit every taste by a group of talented artists.