“The inspiration for my exhibition comes from the beauty of our vast Australian landscape. My artwork is an attempt to capture a deeper meaning and spirit which comes with my connection to this land. I have developed a great interest in the naturally occurring and man made patterns and designs and represent the organic landscape with layers of textured paint, pattern and colour.”
“As a child, I looked at a piece of paper and got excited at all its creative possibilities. Nothing has changed”
Three decades since first innovating his sculpture in paper, Ray’s work ranges from miniature to gigantic, from abstract to ultra-realistic. His signature work is a style he terms “Impressionist Sculptured Paper”, associating it with the painting style of that name because he uses tearing techniques to create the form, life and expressions rather than precise, mechanical cutting that also loses the feel, beauty and nature of the paper.
Jennifer Feller, an award winning modern impressionist, trained and worked as a graphic artist in London and Melbourne. She has since engaged in many different forms of artistic expression, including production of highly successful home wares, designing children’s clothing and interior design. Oil painting, however, is Jennifer’s greatest passion.
“For me, charcoal on paper is the soul of all drawing and painting media.
Faced with a sheet of beautiful white paper and a stick of rough willow charcoal there are no escape routes, no ways to disguise, no distractions such as colour, and no second chances. Just purity!”
Yael Susan Rayman
Yael’s works are based on spirituality, colour and a unique modern style. With a degree from Monash in Fine Arts, as well as Film and Television studies at Swinburne, Yael draws inspiration from the Baroque and Rococo periods
“My name is Graeme Myrteza, proud family man, farmer and painter from the hills of Thorpdale, a small country town in Gippsland, Victoria. I have lived and worked here nearly all of my life.”
Working primarily with oil paints, Pamela Orola combines the use of a bold colour palette and slight misappropriation to depict the strong characteristics of one’s personality.
Tony Edelman lives and works in Toorak, Melbourne. His abstract paintings are intended to reflect the viewer’s subjective experience. They are currently displayed alongside his series of Liz Taylor and Judy Garland portraits.
As a portrait painter, sculptor and mark maker. Drawing from life is my foundational discipline. It teaches me how to see, how to discover the nuances of difference, the essence of the person. To be like a cartographer and explore the spaces between.
This series of paintings is comprised of portraits of decaying, collapsing old farm buildings on a property on the Bellarine Peninsula. They are all situated on the same farm and are various stages of degeneration. Many of the buildings have been subjected to recent conditions and have collapsed even further.
Robyn Riley is a local artist who lived in Melbourne for many years and has happily found her way to regional Victoria. She has exhibited and sold her work in the Dandenong Ranges, Bass Coast region and Melbourne. Robyn’s art has been her constant passion throughout life’s peaks and troughs and has now found a home at the Convent Gallery.
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Fabric
Oil on Canvas
Clare De Mayo
Assorted Australian Printmakers
Arthur Boyd & David Boyd