I paints in direct response to the natural environment. I loves nothing more than to be totally immersed in and surrounded by the bush which feeds my creativity. My thick, textured oil paintings are full of rich, luscious colour.
I’m an Australian artist with a passion for painting Australia and I especially love painting en plein air (from life). I paint almost exclusively in oil paint as I love the colours and feel of the paint.
The strong, vibrant colours of Australia’s outback under a bright cerulean blue sky are one of the most loved subjects. The light and colour combinations of red rocks, blue sky, white gum trees and reflections in water, along with Australian animals and birds are special favourites.
Whether it’s the beautiful greens of the ferns and paddocks of the Otway National Park near her home, or the turquoise water and creamy coloured sand of Australia’s beaches. The reds, ochres and soft bluey greens of the outback to gnarled old gum trees clinging to life on a creek bank or reflected in water, the Australian landscape is a constant source of inspiration.
The garden too, is a great place to find colours, textures and shapes with flowers often painted outside.
My long-term goal is to be able to use my art to make a difference to preserving the fragile environment in some way.
I can be contacted via my website on www.moyraleblancsmith.com
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.