There are some things that always get me excited and Australian art is one such thing. If you are a regular follower of this blog or my instagram account, this will come as no surprise. I buy art of all shapes and sizes – typography posters, oil paintings, still life, landscapes, originals and prints…it seems my love for art knows no bounds. But there is one thread that links nearly all the art I buy, and that is (sadly) that it is almost always purchased on line – without ever being able to attend the exhibition.
So you can imagine how thrilled I am that this week the fabulous Australian artist, Skye Jefferys, will be opening her latest exhibition, Wandering Spirits, at the Australian High Commission in Singapore.
Coloured Rice, 120 x 120cm, Skye Jeffreys
I have written on this blog before about how important it is to include art when styling your home – especially with the ubiquitous white walls of a rented property, the need for art that adds movement, colour and texture to your space is all important.
Working with acrylic on linen, Skye’s abstract paintings are colour rich and vibrant, with brush strokes lending movement and a textural quality to the work. Having lived in Singapore for 2 years, Skye’s Wandering Spirits exhibition has been influenced by the city around her – the relationship of nature in a modern city, the colours of Singapore’s foliage and florals and of the urban landscape.
Observance, 120 x 150cm, Skye Jeffreys
Chanting / Wailing 120 x 120cm, Skye Jeffreys
I can not wait for the opening night of the Wandering Spirits exhibition which is this Thursday, 6 October from 6-8pm at the Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Road. The exhibition will run until 6 November. Gallery opening hours are Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm.
If you wish to purchase any painting from the exhibition prior to the opening night, or for further information, please contact Skye Jefferys (firstname.lastname@example.org).