A solo exhibition by Ann Thomson, one of Australias iconic female artists is showing at Mitchell Fine Art
in Fortitude Valley.
Ann Thomson's exhibition is on view until 27th April. The gallery remains open however all events have been postponed. The gallery is asking visitors to be mindful when visiting. All exhibitions and the gallery stockroom can be viewed via the website. The gallery can email images of artworks and can assist with 'virtual instals' for anyone unable to visit the gallery.
Thomson, who is originally from Brisbane, has been painting for over 50 years and has taken her art around the world. After periods in New York and London Thomson is now based in Sydney.
Since graduating from the National Art School in 1962 Ann Thomson has become a force in the Australian art scene. Now in her late 80s Thomson is known for her vibrant, expressive artworks.
Her paintings are drawn from memories and experiences of places and things. Those memories and experiences are in themselves vast and colourful. Her works are not intended to replicate a scene or a landscape, the intention is to evoke the sense of place and the associated feelings that are induced.
Ann Thomsons new exhibition draws from a multitude of residencies and painting expeditions around the world. Brisbane is where I grew up and where my inspiration and influences began, says Thomson My painting has always moved between representation and abstraction which I continue to explore today.
From the Snowy Mountains to the rainforests and islands of Far North Queensland Thomsons painting explore the concept of air and space.
The exhibition is showing at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley from 25th March until 27th April.