Studio Gallery Melbourne is located in a large, light-filled space in Cheltenham. Lots of large works and the room to step back and take them in. I reacquainted with works by Kerry Armstrong and discovered lots of new artists. Note the artworks are not crowded – it is a large gallery space. I can’t cover all the artists – although I would love to. Go visit and discover more inspiring artists and artworks that make you want to dip your fingers into the juicy thickness of the paint or wonder at the use of lines, marks and colour.
Deidre Bruhn – has created strong, colourful images of confident, vibrant women.
Clare Brodie – I look at this diptych of simple shapes and clean colours and believe I am ‘looking through’ a landscape. (Eyes of the beholder).
Clare Brodie: “Looking Through” Matte vinyl on canvas, framed in solid Australian Oak. 108 x 137cm each. (Included with artist’s consent)
Nick Osmond – lots of smaller works of faces – clean colours, simple shapes yet every face is different, in colour, construct, mood. Each face encourages you to look closer and think about moods and create a context.
Nick Osmond “I didn’t realise that was goodbye”, acrylic on marine ply. 53 x 53cm. (Published with permission of Studio Gallery Melbourne)
Daniel Anderson – “Based on a True Story”. This one is strangely attractive because although the image captures a beautiful play of light on form, it leaves me wondering about the true story – fire or smoke?
Liam Snootle – has created geometric images using aerosol on canvas. He draws your eye through the canvas in amazingly clean colour blocks. How he manages to get such clean lines is to me a miracle.
Liam Snootle: “Ionisation” Aerosol on Canvas, 131 x 74cm (included with artists consent)