Congratulations to CHG represented artist Tracey Maree-Smith who has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre art prize for her work ‘Yardoogarra’.
IMAGE: Alexander McIntyre
Regarding ‘Yardoogarra’ Tracey had this to say; “I believe we are all connected to the land: she does not belong to us; we belong to her. When I am alone and consciously engaged with her, I feel this connection intrinsically. Being in the landscape is a spiritual, meditative experience for me and I paint intuitively to convey this connection. I use many layers of paint that I build up and then peel away as a visual metaphor for our relationship with the ever-changing earth and for our own continual transformation. This is a painting of a secluded beach in Western Australia called named 'Yardoogarra' by the aboriginal people. I was there on a holiday and the landscape has affected me greatly so I continue to paint her regularly and hope to get back there soon."
Yardoogarra | Tracey Maree-Smith | 152 x 122 cm | $15,000 | ENQUIRE