Wendy Grace | Feels Like Summer

Manyung Gallery Sorrento

22 November - 27 November, 2018

Thursday 22nd November

Feels Like Summer

The memory of the days of summer always comes to mind during the depths of winter. Melbourne’s spring bursts forth with colour and fragrance and when the sunshine comes we know the long hot summer days are just a breath away. Intensity of colours are here in these warmer months when the sun shines brightly and where beachside landscapes present delicate patterns and shapes that are the starting point for these works.

At first glance the paintings of Feels like Summer may be described as an abstract expressionist style, however my aesthetic principles are directed by principles of action-reaction, and by a clear set of visual dynamics and vocabulary; a language of patterns, shapes and descriptions borrowed from the landscape.

My painterly compositions are based on a dance between chance and purpose; where visual and emotional differences are modulated between transparency, layering, drips, splashes, luminosities, hues and tones. This work is about the emotional experience of being in the landscape and the production of such condition.

After The Storm After The Storm
Acrylic on linen
76 x 76 cm
 
City Hum City Hum
Acrylic on linen
76 x 76 cm
 
Cape Schanck Cape Schanck
acrylic on canvas
92 x 152 cm
 
Wish You Were Here Wish You Were Here
acrylic on canvas
92 x 152 cm
 
Looking For All The Things I Knew Looking For All The Things I Knew
acrylic on canvas
122 x 102 cm
 
Feels Like Summer Feels Like Summer
acrylic on canvas
122 x 92 cm
 
Where The Wind Goes Where The Wind Goes
acrylic on canvas
122 x 92 cm
 
Secret Garden Secret Garden
acrylic on canvas
102 x 102 cm
 
Taking My Breath Away Taking My Breath Away
acrylic on canvas
122 x 92 cm
 
Dancing On The Shore Dancing On The Shore
acrylic on canvas
122 x 168 cm
 
Sweet Dreaming Sweet Dreaming
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
Queen For A Day Queen For A Day
acrylic on canvas
94 x 79 cm
 
Balmy Nights Balmy Nights
acrylic on canvas
92 x 152 cm
 
Looking For Woodland Creatures Looking For Woodland Creatures
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
Summer Blooms Summer Blooms
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
SOLD
 
Pandora_s Kiss Pandora's Kiss
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
The Eternal Summer Never Dies The Eternal Summer Never Dies
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
City Hum 2 City Hum 2
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
Shaking The Buds Of December Shaking The Buds Of December
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
 
Through The Trees Through The Trees
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm