EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 12 JUNE [HAMPTON GALLERY]
Sara PAXTON Annie WHITE Gilly JEDWAB
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Sara was born in the UK and grew up in an environment of an artistic and creative family. She chose painting as her creative medium and moved to Sydney in her early twenties. Sara continued to study and develop her unique style and now draws inspiration from the Bellarine Peninsula where she now resides. She primarily paints with oils on canvas and her subject matter ranges across Still Life, Landscapes and Seascapes with a vibrant colour palette.
Sara is developing an international following with increasing demand from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Sara commenced showing at Without Pier in August 2006 and has quickly gained acceptance and a following by art collectors and decorators.
”I express my emotions, thoughts and feelings through my paintings. Working mainly in oils, I use colour, texture and mediums such as gold leaf, to create a sense of expression. The finished works are often an illusion, an impression, an emotion.”
“Painting to me is an ongoing journey of self-discovery and testing boundaries. Once the desired effect is achieved, the viewer is invited to explore and experience, on both a visual and emotional level.”
Annie grew up in Geelong, Victoria. She studied Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. She then worked in design studios and advertising for 8 years before taking up illustration on a full time basis.
Annie has been an illustrator for 30 years and has illustrated over 50 books for children. She likes to communicate ideas clearly and simply using expression and movement.
Annie rediscovered painting in oils 10 years ago and over that time has been involved in several group exhibitions.
“I like my paintings to tell a story. These are images of other worlds or maybe a slant on this world. I like to create a picture that you can enter into and wander around. Walk from rooftop to rooftop or sit on a swing and have a think.”
Born 1961, Gilly grew up in Kibbutz Yasur, Israel, before migrating to Australia in 1989. She studied Visual Art and majored in painting. Since completing her studies in 2001, Gilly has held six solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in a number of galleries.
Gilly’s recent body of work was inspired by her recent trip to the Northern Territory.
“My paintings are abstract expressions of the emotional, physical and spiritual elements from nature and the environment. In my work I do not wish to mirror real places, but rather try to capture the spirit, or reflect the mood of the spaces and images that inspire my identity. I’m interested in exploring metaphorical and communicative links between landscapes and mindscapes and the complex relationship between mother nature and human nature. I seek to evoke tension, depth and balance through the use of multiple perspectives, repetitive symbols and textured compositions.”