Jane Curtis has been living in and around St Kilda for the past 30 odd years. She was an art student back in the 70’s but went into hospitality out of necessity. 8 years ago she went back to her passion, painting. Back to school. Having had a number of exhibitions. The last being at the TITI Café in August 2017. She and her flat mate are having a joint showing in their 1870’s apartment in St Kilda.
She said, “We want it to be casual, colourful and joyful”.
”Mary and l have completely different styles of painting but we both use acrylic. We love the whole idea of an old fashioned/Salon style show and invite people to just come and see our art. We are excited to be part of the Arts Crawl and are looking forward to more events in the future.”
A self-taught artist, Mary Thompson was born in Melbourne and recently returned after a 25 year hiatus.
Gifted with a small wooden box set of oil paints at age 8, Thompson began an artistic journey that would take her across the globe.
Thompson’s life, like her art, has been an adventure into the unknown.
Her work is a response to the immensity of the landscape, incomprehensibility of nature, the inarticulate emotional self and above all the mystery that lies just beneath the surface.
A fast drying medium, acrylic is used to instantly capture, layer and rework the emotional landscape. As texture is created, even the original lines, colors and markings become a hidden entity, reiterating psychological process.
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