LATEST WORK

The Rococo Express

Oil on Linen

2022

61 cm x 91 cm

The Summer Salon. 
A collection of works by artists in the stable Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
To be officially opened by Tracy Cooper-Lavery – Director-Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts.
 

Dates: 5 November 2022 – 27 February 2023 

After a decade away from the fine art world, these are my first paintings to exhibited in a commercial gallery. 
The legendary Lorraine Pilgrim discovered me 20 years ago, an Art school reject, with no credentials to my name. But I had passion to paint, and with the start she gave me, I never would have lived the art life that I have, and I am forever grateful for. It’s wonderful to be home again on the Gold Coast and to be in the talented company everyone at Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

Last Flight from Eden
Last Flight from Eden

Oil on Canvas

2021

102 cm x 76 cm

This work has been a selected Finalist for The 42nd Alice Prize – 2022 and for the  2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award - S.H. Ervin Gallery

VR Morrison is well known for her highly realistic and lavish artworks that use beauty as an artifice to explore dark and ominous morality tales. In this portrait, I have painted my good friend and fellow artist Corrine Lewis because she was heavily impacted by the recent flood disasters in Northern NSW and understands the environmental emergency that we face.

 

This painting appears to celebrate a beautiful and manicured flight attendant, portraited by Corinne, as she rescues an orphaned elephant from a world of burning clouds. However, in reality the elephant represents all the things we should have protected, but now it is too late as there is only one left. Yet, we arrogantly escort the last elephant on a lavish last flight from this dying planet.

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