The trees, they whisper...
The bush as locus of myth lies deep in the Australian psyche, or at least in the heart of many of its painters. In Fiona Lowry’s dreamy renderings, the scrub pulses and hums with surface tension: a natural beauty unnaturally realised in a striking high-key palette.
Lowry’s habitat is urban, but she is driven – gently haunted – by the trauma and secrets within the country. She intoxicates the viewer and lures us to a psychological ambush, seducing with the violet haze of summer creeks or the acid-gold eucalypt forest.
To ‘airbrush’ is to idealise, but as Lowry’s instrument of choice it delivers a lightness of touch, breathing spirit into portraits and landscapes that have won her critical acclaim.
The trees, they whisper... features a selection of dreamlike, haunting landscapes by award winning artist Fiona Lowry. Ghostly ethereal worlds filled with hidden tales and wonders. Be transported through time with this captivating selection of works.
Lowry was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2008, the winner of the Fleurieu Art Prize in 2013, finalist in the Wynne and an Archibald Prize finalist in 2011 and 2013. She was the winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize.
Fiona Lowry is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Jan Murphy Gallery, Queensland.
Gallery closed on Mondays.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry, a hundred lovers sleep forever, 2015 (detail), acrylic on canvas, 186 x 254cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.