Sandstone rocks near Mrs Macquarie’s Chair by Valentyna Crane.
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a Sydney landmark. The chair was carved out of a sandstone rock ledge by convicts in 1810. Specially commissioned by Governor Macquarie for his wife Elizabeth who was known to love the area this is one of the best vantage points to view the sights of Sydney Harbour.
About the Artist
Valentyna Crane is an Australian artist, who re-discovered the techniques and knowledge she learned in a very different place, in the context of the nature, history and social fabric of Australia.
Valentyna follows Contemporary Impressionism. This style focuses on the effects of changing light and weather, concentrates on feelings of moving air and emotions of the particular landscape scene.
She received her professional training in one of the oldest (founded in 1922) art schools on the territory of former USSR, with clear lineage to the famed Imperial Academy of Arts, one of the organisations that adopted Impressionism from its French creators, developed it and brought it into the 20th Century.