Stringybark Study 1 by Kylie Fogarty.
Australian Gum trees once graced Northbourne Avenue Canberra. Each artwork began with many sketches of inspiring trees. It also coincided with the commencement of work on the Canberra Tram. This in turn prompted a more indepth study to celebrate each grand tree
The stringy bark that collects within the branches. The coarse woody bark knots that grow as the tree ages. The thin paperbark falling gently from the trunk of the tree. All of these elements of the gum tree provided immediate inspiration.
Stringybark Study 1 is the first in a series which is currently ongoing. The second and third in the series were acquired by Quest Canberra Citywalk Apartments.
About the Artist
Kylie Fogarty is a professional mid career artist, based in Canberra.
I explore my responses and connection to the natural world, of which often includes cloud formations, coastal scenes, rainforests whilst narrating moments of time.
Using expressive yet considered mark making, Kylie engages line work to depict the connections within. This love of drawing has extended into a diverse practice which includes drawing, printmaking, painting and miniature works of art.
An exhibiting artist who participates regularly in group and Solo exhibitions, Kylie is a finalist in The 2018 Grace Cossington Smith Art Award and The Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize 2018. Works by Kylie are housed in many collections, including being archived in the National Gallery of Australia in the Animalia International Print Exchange 2013 and 2015.