Kerrie Leishman

Kerrie Leishman

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  • dimensions

    110 x 110
  • medium

    oil and wax on canvas
  • Artist Statement & Bio

    This painting is from a series of paintings inspired by the ocean, the edge where the land meets the sea and converges. As a painter I am driven by my intuition, a searching, from the beginning to the completion the process becomes an unplanned journey. An exploration of the horizon and the interplay between earth and sky, with a focus on the physicality and application of paint. In this painting I have tried to capture a feeling when the energy and aliveness of the salty wind blows as the sea splurges. I was born in Creswick, Victoria and studied Fine Art at BCAE. I have been exhibiting my paintings since 1983, having had 21 solo shows and exhibited in numerous group shows. I have always been interested in the challenge of painting my own landscapes from the perspective of imbibing and realizing them from my minds eye. The way the paint plays with the surface, how it speaks to me in the moment is what keeps me fascinated and the act of painting alive. My paintings are held in public and private collections. I paint from my studio in Kangaroo Valley

  • Represented by

    Beaver Galleries (Canberra), Salt Contemporary Art (Melbourne)