Artist Statement: 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. Tracey-Maree Smith.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 152 cms
Director's Statement: Tracey-Maree Smith was recently selected as an Art Gallery NSW 2016 Wynne prize finalist for her work ‘First Creek, Redhead Beach’. The Wynne prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and awarded for Australia’s best landscape painting. In 2014 Tracey was included in the Saatchi Art 'Showdown'. Tracey has exhibited extensively, with her work hanging in public and private collections.
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