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suzy french

Broome , WA

I have lived in the remote Kimberley for close to 30 years. I sell my art from my studio Gallery in Broome, online and through gallery representation.  Freight is free Australia wide.

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About suzy french

The Kimberley…….. colour, isolation, extremes, this is the country my soul resonates with.

As a landscape artist I reconnect with country frequently in order to create.

I walk her coast, float in the azure waters, climb layers of ancient, warm, red rock and sleep in a swag under the gaze of a million stars.

I aim to show the value of time spent in the natural world to the human spirit. I seek to ignite a memory for those who have been here before or tweak the desire to travel for those yet to walk the pindan earth.

I work in oil paint on both canvas and aluminium panels.

The aluminium offers a point of difference, used in Europe for many years, I am one of the only artists in Australia who works on these purpose built panels. Totally archival, these paintings stand out in a sea of canvas works. The use of negative space and lighting allows the shimmering sub-straight to glow through giving the impression the works are lit from within.  difficult to photograph, they need to be experienced.

When working the land, I work wet into wet, scratching though the paint to give another dimension to the natural elements and allowing flow with paint pours.   At sea I will lay glazes to give depth of the ocean and an optical mix of colour.   I also enjoy the change of pace when working with oils on Aluminium, I love to let paint slide and the silver of the Ali to glow through.

Painting is a time of stillness of mind for me; the music is loud and as I stand at the easel the world around me drops away and the meditative process begins.

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