I am an Australian emerging artist having graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art from Central School of Art, Adelaide, in 2016.
In the past two years I have been involved in several group exhibitions, including being a finalist in several art prize awards. I am a recent member of one of the longest running artist studios in South Australia, Central Studios.
From femininity to feminism and the darker things in between, my art practice draws on the zeitgeist of contemporary female culture such as fashion, music, film, print and digital media. Using my own photography as the basis for my figurative painting compositions, my work examines emotions relating to our vanities, obsessions, vulnerabilities and the ambivalences of trying to fit into western society.
Primarily working with oil paints on linen or canvas, I use a variety of disruptive surface techniques, such as sanding, blurring or leaving some parts unfinished, with the aim of adding another layer of meaning to my figurative paintings.
Through the genre of figurative oil painting, my art practice examines themes relating to female culture and the ambivalences of trying to fit into contemporary western society.
I am exploring ideas of the female experience, commenting on topics such as fashion, feminism, excess, private pleasures and body image anxiety.
Feminism is rife in pop culture at present. Whether it’s making a statement via what you wear or using hashtags to ‘speak out loud’. These paintings explore how young women are striving to find a voice through social media platforms.
‘Pink Powers Up’, oil on linen, 76x64cm
'Don't call me baby, I'm not your baby', oil on linen, 45x50cm
‘Mercury is in retrograde’, oil on linen, 84x76cm
’Beneath your beautiful’, oil on canvas, 76x101cm