Most living things are drawn to their own kind. For most of my art practice I have been fascinated by the human form and face: the roundness of muscles, the turn of the body, the reflection of light on skin, the individuality in faces. Face and Form is an exploration in paintings of the human figure and face. The collection began during an arts residency at the Brimbank City Council studios. During the residency, I was able to experiment with figurative paintings, thereby bringing to life an idea that had been brewing for quite some time. Included in this work was presenting the figures in abstract, decorative settings. The models for the figure paintings were taken from publications. From there, the idea for a series of portraits germinated. These portraits were painted from either photographs I had taken or live sittings. Again, I wanted to focus on the subject, not the context.
'The Dreamer', oil, watercolour & ink on canvas
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.