Meredith’s Studio/Gallery in Leura by appointment ph: 0415 973 783
Over 100 beautiful original paintings and drawings available. Inspired by the majestic forests, canyons and waterways of the greater Blue Mountains region. Large statement pieces in oil and conte and many framed and unframed watercolours, intricate pencil drawings.
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</a Winner of the Wilderness and Adventure prize, Mt Wilson Spring Blossom Festival Exhibition 2017.for Temperate Rainforest #12 & #13 Cathedral of Ferns. Carbon pencil on paper
Judged by Anthony Bond OAM , he preferred to not separate the two drawings as they were so similar and complemented each other, also noted down that the ‘drawing was very fine with confident marks’.
This is the second time Anthony has acknowledged my work and awarded me the top prize.
(Anthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator until recently Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was responsible for collecting and displaying International contemporary art since 1984. He publishes in journals and catalogues here and overseas.)
Blue Lake 15, 16 jenolan caves series, conte pastel on paper 18x27cm diptych 2015
Judge David Middlebrook’s comments: Meredith Cooper’s delicate work on paper, Blue Lake 13, Jenolan Caves, is a beautifully realised painting, a tonal work that carefully balances detail and colour. It evokes and triggers a memory in the viewer, that will take all of us back to a place and a time, a bush walk, a picnic, time spent with a loved one, good art always evokes memory. Its surface is fascinating. More than this, it has the ability to evoke meditation in both the viewer and the artist. It allows time out in an ever increasingly crazy world.
Judge’s comments: “The very strong vertical composition and beautiful line-work took me straight to the place. It evoked my own memories of being in the bush, that sense of looking up with a feeling of joy and relief that I was near the top of the ridge. Also, I love the way Meredith has handled the light coming through the trees as it adds to the dominant presence of the central rock form. Either of Meredith’s works were well deserving of a prize.” Leo Robba