Art Images Gallery is proudly hosting Alison Mitchell and Diana Wiseman in Solo Exhibitions in adjacent galleries, both opening on 8th of September until 8th of October. Both artists are fabulous local visual artists – Alison specialises in painting from life and Diana is a painter and printmaker.
Alison, represented by Hill Smith Gallery, is exhibiting at Art Images Gallery for the first time in this exclusive exhibition. Diana is one of Art Images Gallery represented artists and has been with the gallery for the past 3 years.
Alison Mitchell is a visual artist based near Riverton in regional South Australia. Self-taught, her work responds to the seasonal changes of her environment, is underpinned by a timeless tradition of careful observation from life and informed by her studies in anthropology, University of Adelaide, BA (Hons).
Born in Malaysia, she came to Australia with her family and as a child was nourished in a bountiful garden and regularly immersed in the beauty of the Australian bush.
“Painting is a compulsion. Lately I have become known for my still life paintings, but these follow on from decades of life drawing practice and years of en plein air landscapes. I really prefer not to categorize – they are all the result of looking deeply, without the aid of photographs, and putting down, in paint, what is seen,” says Alison.
Diana Wiseman is an award-winning painter and printmaker who has lived in Mount Gambier, South Australia since the late 1970s. A love of rural pursuits and a fascination for contemporary Australian art since childhood led Diana to study art at Teachers College and later at TAFE in the 1980s majoring in painting, drawing and printmaking.
Diana has exhibited regularly, both locally and interstate since 1983. Her last solo exhibition was held at the Fire Station Print Gallery in Melbourne in 2019.
“I am not a realist painter. I paint intuitively and use colour, mark making, space and line to create an image of landscape for the viewer. My mind’s eye travels to the natural and rural world. I begin with a large house brush and let the picture go its own way. The images are arrived at spontaneously rather than planned. The process is everything. There is no message. I continually move lines, add marks, wipe out, layer, drip and scrape and sometimes turn the picture upside down or sideways during the process,” says Diana.
Alison and Diana’s anticipated Solo Exhibitions are not to be missed!
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