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Artist Bio

Wendi completed a BFA at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney in 2014. She has a Diploma of Visual Arts and over 30 years experience as a Graphic Designer. Her career started in animation, moving to graphic design and fine art. Her work encompasses all facets of visual and fine art disciplines. Wendi has a strong affinity with figure drawing and is drawn to figurative compositions, however due to her design background she is able to cross multiple styles and genres. Wendi has grown up in Sydney, living on the seaside location of the Northern Beaches. She has always had a strong connection with nature and her environment and draws great inspiration from her surroundings. Wendi has recently moved to the Southern Highlands to draw inspiration from the country life.

Artist Statement

From an early age it has always been my passion to draw. In my childhood I developed a love for animation and the magical world it provides.  I find inspiration every day in everything that I see. I am drawn to simplicity, clever design, architecture, our natural world and the human body. 

My current work is inspired by classicism and the narrative. I am interested in the effects of light and shade, the rhythm and sensuality found in drapery and the ethereal quality of Italian Renaissance painting. My recent work hinges on the sublime and conjures emotions of time and place.     

I consider that I am flexible in my approach to art and prefer to keep an open mind to all methods and genres. Portraiture is of particular interest as it provides that unique quality of revealing the human spirit.
In every piece of work I try to capture a moment or communicate an emotion.

CV

Diploma Visual Arts 1979
Graphic Designer 30+ years
Julian Ashton Art School
BFA National Art School 2014

2013 - 2nd year Landscape exhibition at the National Art School
2014 - St Vincent Hospital Acquisition Prize
- Selected works for the De Russie Hotel, Orange
           - "Rosebank" Exhibition, Millthorpe NSW
          - Saatchi & Saatchi graduate display at the Rocks, Sydney
2015 - NG Gallery "Next Generation Group Show"
           Finalist in the Warringah Art Prize 2015
           Private commissions
2017 - Artheart “Blues” competition - Moss Vale NSW
2018 - 2nd Prize in the “John Copes Portrait Prize”
2019 - Solo exhibition at Bowral District Art Society, Bowral NSW, Feb/Mar 2019
- Finalist in Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, Bowral NSW.
- Finalist in Belle Property “My Highland Home” Prize, Bowral NSW.