A clock ticks loudly. Your feet sink into the forest green shag. Pendant lights in yellow hues glow from above. Little paintings and drawings hang from any available space. Books, plants and trinkets occupy the teak shelf. Brown velour curtains pleat against the fireplace. A plastic coffee table is adorned with a painted ashtray and matching vase. A red vinyl lounge curves invitingly. A veneered door leads to a mosaiced kitchen. It's chaos - and it's perfect.
What happened to bold floors and furnishings? Why does everyone paint their walls white? This series of paintings are my interiors imagined with the help of styling magazines from the 1970s-80s. Here I have played the role of home decorator with a flare for fun walls, floors and everything in-between.
Exhibition on at Edwina Corlette Gallery 13 April - 5 May 2023
“Eucalyptus And Gum-nuts Collected From An Afternoon Walk” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 182cm
“Grapefruit, Burnt Toast And Raspberry Jam” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 132 x 122cm
“Out Searching For Feathers And Shells” 2022, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 182cm
“Out Across Point King Beach” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 132 x 122cm
“Warm Pebblecrete Heated Their Feet” 2022, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 132cm
“All My Friends Have White Walls And Beige Carpet” 2023, vinyl installation, 600 x 205cm
“The Sunroom Was For Reading The Wind In The Willows” 2022, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122cm
30 x 30 cm gouache on paper