Dramatic clouds and deep shadows – Elouise Roberts

Elouise Roberts’ work is greatly inspired by the varied and beautiful landscapes of the Australian terrain, in particular her surroundings in Armidale.  Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Newcastle in 2001, she has showcased a number of solo exhibitions which have predominately been landscape paintings and drawings. She also has a qualification in textile design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology which has influenced her painting style.

Roberts has won a number of awards for her captivating art and design work including the Maitland Tertiary Student Art Prize (2000), New England Art Prize (2002) and was the Australasian winner of the 2011 International Dyers and Colourists design competition. Most recently she was awarded Highly Commended in the Georges River Art Prize 2019.

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Councillor Christina Wu, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Elouise Roberts and Mayor Kevin Greene at the official opening of the Georges River Art Prize 2019.

Her work ‘Winter thistles’ captures Roberts signature style of dream-like scenes of landscape with amazing attention to detail. Roberts cites her biggest inspiration as the dramatic and romantic elements of the Australian landscape such as “…clouds, light through trees, deep shadows, reflections on water and undulating grasses. The New England provides endless inspiration, from its picturesque farmlands to wild gorges”.[1]

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Elouise Roberts, Winter thistles.

Her style has changed over the course of her artistic career as she has honed her skill and developed her technique; moving from a “semi-abstract and expressive technique using mixed media” to a more lifelike design using mostly paints.

“I wish to communicate a sense of being in the landscape, to capture the atmosphere and light – to distil nature’s beauty and convey a sense of romance, longing and mystery.”

— Elouise Roberts[2]

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Elouise Roberts at the official opening of the Georges River Art Prize 2019.

To view more of Roberts’ work refer to her website and Instagram.

The Georges River Art Prize 2019 will be on display until the end of January 2020.

 

Georges River Art Prize 2019

25 October 2019 – 30 January 2020

Hurstville Museum & Gallery

14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/HMG

 

Georges River Art Prize Open Day

Join us for a fun day for the whole family. Experience guided tours, art and craft activities and view the Georges River Art Prize 2019.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

Drop in for art and craft activities and exhibit your artwork with prizes to be won!
11.00am – 2.00pm

Guided tours (15 minutes)
Georges River Art Prize 2019
11.30am
1.30am

Free event, all welcome!

For more information: https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/Events/What-s-On/Hurstville-Museum-Gallery-open-day-(1)

 

References:

[1] ‘About’, Elouise Roberts, viewed 15 December 2019 https://elouiseroberts.com/about-1

[2] ‘Elouise Roberts’, Weswal Gallery, viewed 15 December 2019, http://www.weswalgallery.com.au/exhibition-calendar/2018/4/12/elouise-roberts-new-works

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