I was thrilled to be a part of the 'Wilderness' International Group Show at Auguste Clown Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia - 20 June - 7 July.
I created 'Hunter Gatherer', inspired by our instinctual natures as women and men, the piece measures 35 x 47 cm.
I began with a white sheet of Pastelmat paper and stained it with a watered down acrylic, if the background application is too thick, it fills in the velour texture of the pastel mat, making it difficult to adhere pastel. The rest has been done with PanPastels and then pencil and pastel pencils to refine and add more detail. Hope you like!
"As civilisation continues to spread to the far reaches of the globe, humanity is inexplicably drawn to the uninhabited landscape that has become so rare. A place of solitude, freedom and escape, the wilderness is an opportunity to leave modern society behind and re-define our sense of being.
Each of the participating artists in this exhibition finds their own personal vision and connection to the wilderness. The result is a group show that takes us into the depths of the unknown to see life in its raw and natural state."
For a full preview of work from the exhibition, click here.
For purchase enquires, contact Auguste Clown Gallery - info (at) augusteclown.com