Rachael Dewhirst takes inspiration from exploring the wilder New Zealand landscapes. The response to her subject is painterly, using the canvas as an area for investigation into paint practice. Dewhirst plays with a range of paint application techniques, applying paint in both impasto and translucent washes. Her intention is to relay the feeling of exhilaration and the energy felt in nature. Her works sit somewhere between abstraction and representation. Dewhirst completed BFA Honours in Fine Arts in 2013 at the University of Canterbury, and has work in the collections of the James Wallace Trust and University of Canterbury.
Image Dimensions: 265mm W x 380mm H