Palm Beach QLD
Winner of BLA 2018
Skye’s art also seen
Raised in Sydney and now living and working on the Gold Coast, Skye graduated from the National Art School with a BFA in Sculpture followed by a Diploma in Painting at Meadowbank TAFE. She now paints in her studio in Palm Beach, Queensland, while raising her young family. Awarded the Brewing Local Artists Award, she has shown in over 50 local and international exhibitions, completed a painting residency in Italy and notable public commissions. Her work is often playful, coloured and emotionally charged. She is inspired by the possibilities and relationships found through colour. Skye is represented by Lorraine Pilgrim in Southport.
Skye’s bold abstracts and floral abstractions convey young love in a primal language of colour and gesture. What emerges is a paradox of profound opposites. Foolish, youthful passion is freeing but all-consuming. It furnishes hope yet brings despair. Such love is perfectly flawed in its overwhelming intensity but also beautiful and magical in its imperfections and surprises.
“Florals represent abstract beauty and impermanence, all the qualities I enjoy in life and love.”