A little birdie told me that….. not only do we have bricks at our block, but we also have bricklayers! Alas, no photos yet, so I’m going to fill this space with some art.
Courtesy of my mother-in-law, who is rather artistic, we have a lot of paintings. Probably the hallways and bedrooms of our two floors will become mini impressionist galleries. But in our living room, there will be a great big wall that calls for something different. Kinda like these:
The wall that needs art (shown here with the black meshy thing):
What I want:
- Australian spirit.
- Big (eg. 2 x 1 metres)
- Colours that work with my grand scheme – blues, blacks, greys, whites – all OK. (Other colours OK too – but in moderation.)
- Paint or textiles.
- Maximum price $2500.
Here are some Australian artists currently on my radar:
Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa
Paintings from: Japingka Gallery.
When we visited Yulara in central Australia last year, my kids were lucky enough to experience a short “dot painting” workshop with Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa. Maureen was the “artist in residence” at Mulgara Gallery at the time. Some of Maureen’s art was for sale at the gallery and I loved them! She has plenty for sale online but the prices at the gallery in Yularu were far better. I should have squeezed one into our camper van…
Sean Wilkinson calls his style “Australianism” and I think his paintings ooze Australian culture and scenes. Most of these paintings are too small for our wall, but I reckon I could commission a piece especially for House By The Water. Fancy a trip to Mandurah, Wilkinson family?
OK, so I may be a little big biased towards this artist – lured by the love scenes filmed in her home. Unfortunately large paintings by Adriane Strampp are out of my price range, otherwise I don’t think I could resist a piece of her oil on linen.
My perfect colours. Serrita King is a young Australian aboriginal artist with her finger on the pulse. I can’t wait to see some of her paintings in person the next time I’m visiting Fremantle.
Do you have some Aussie art that you love?