Hillside 35 by Mellissa Read-Devine
The Hillside series is one I think I will never tire of – there is always something more to discover “Over the next hill”.
For me, painting is all about the process; I rarely have a finished work in my mind when I put brush to canvas. I enjoy the dance of mark making with strong sweeps of direction and tone that are eventually tamed into more representational imagery . With an electric palette and layered application of brush strokes I portray a vivid interpretation of the landscape around me.
I invite the viewer to see the Australian bush through a vibrant and optimistic vision of colour and light.
On show now in the current Exhibition at our Canberra Art Gallery, visit us today.
About the Artist
Mellissa Read-Devine was born in England in the 1960s and as a child emigrated to Australia with her family.
She has studied & practiced printmaking and painting continuously since the mid ‘90s and is a recipient of many prizes and awards.
Her combination of quirkiness and calm blend to create works with a strong spiritual base. Mellissa is an Associate of the Royal Art Society NSW.