by Lara Scolari
The painting, with its wide blue color palette, evokes the ocean for good reason. Indeed, the subject of the work is a mermaid – a mythical inhabitant of the drown, a half-female half-fish with an unusual shimmering tail. To reflect the uniqueness of the ocean and this creature, the artist created a breathtaking work, through which you can almost hear the sound of the waves.
The artist’s works are created in an abstract-expressionist style, in which she explores developed, experimental techniques and processes. Building each work using a variety of media, she creates depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.
painter / visual artist
An Australian visual artist who lives and works in Sydney, in the port city of Balmain. With a Master’s degree in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the University of New South Wales (MCDArtDes, UNSW) and years of experience working in the arts and culture sector, she expresses this wealth of knowledge in her art practice. She has participated in many international exhibitions and art fairs.
Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, she is an action/gestural painter, and her work is created in the style of abstract expression. Thus, she explores developed, experimental techniques and processes. She builds each work using a variety of media, creating depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.
Her works are inspired by memory, meditation, music, culture and the essence of Australia. She continues to explore the theme of capturing the invisible energy, movement, life force and emotion hidden beneath the surface of Australia’s complex culture – while reflecting the palette of its natural landscape.
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