Sioux Tempestt is a multidisciplinary Perth artist with a background in design and marketing. She produces paintings, murals, public art and digital works. Tempestt has been involved in numerous group shows and held seven solo exhibitions. Among other achievements Tempestt was a Finalist in the 2019 Perth Royal Art Prize; 2019 City of Busselton Art Award; Highly Commended in the 2018 City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award; Highly Commended in the 2018 Town of Bassendean Visual Art Award and a Finalist in the City of Joondalup 2018 Community Invitation Art Award. Her work is held in the City of South Perth and Ronald McDonald House public collections.
Sioux is constantly evolving her painting technique and pushing herself and her art practice. Sioux’s technique is intuitive and based on natural emotive responses to her surroundings and environment. Sioux’s mood determines the colour palette, the strength of the brush strokes, the form of the composition. She enjoys building up multiple layers, overlaying colours and mediums. Sioux often incorporate snippets or phrases into her pieces which influence the composition and colours. The words are carefully selected, captured at various moments in time for future reference. The use of aerosol is influenced by the urban art which strikes a particular chord with Sioux. The action of spraying aerosol paint as opposed to brushing on acrylic paint is an immediate and a freeing experience. Not unlike the euphoria experienced when creating street art in public.
Sioux works on private and public commissions for paintings, murals, public and ephemeral art.