Acrylic on linen with linen applique. 41 x 41 cm
The Koskela Gallery is pleased to present Flower Face - a new series of botanical paintings by Lucinda Chambers.
Lucinda’s gardens are ephemeral, at once blooming and decaying. Her application of paint evokes the transience of the natural world; the lightest of daubs, the gentlest washes of pigment and petal-like appliques. Hidden faces and figures populate the flora, imagined and real, fusing the botanical and whimsical.
Influenced by antique samplers, miniatures, 17th century stumpwork tapestries and paintings of the Victorian era, Chambers approach to texture and colour evokes antique engraved copper plate prints and a hand-coloured tinting process.
Lucinda Chambers grew up next to the bush in Sydney. Her work is focussed on the human relationship with nature and plants. Her paintings invite us to lie in these gardens and contemplate the beauty and impermanence of life and the natural world.
NB: This painting is part of our upcoming FLOWER FACE exhibition (11th May - 9th June). Artworks purchased for pick-up will be available from 10th June, Items with shipping will be sent out from 11th June.
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