Monday, May 7, 2012

Australian Galleries, Roylston Street - Kerrie Lester

Kerrie Lester is a power house, this Artist is up at the crack of dawn and working till way past sunset everyday and has been for most of her artistic life, so with a stack of solo shows later Kerrie is still at it. I really love her enthusiasm and have an enormous respect for such a prolific artist.

There is a whole lot more in the Melbourne show that I probably wont get to see that are even more fabulous than the one’s I saw in the special one night only Sydney preview. It bucketed down as I just got inside the gallery and continued till it was time to go home.

Kerrie’s work is like she looking outside the square, capturing a split second in time, a feeling of elation, a humorous moment or revealing an inner contemplation.

‘Snail’ oil on board, is one of my favourite’s as it looks like it’s just had a big meal out of one of Kerrie’s plants from her garden. ‘Poplars’ oil on board, another favourite shows three expressive trees in a windy landscape.

But looking at works on the gallery’s website, I couldn’t help but fall in love with ‘Boat’ wood and mixed media which is a sheer delight, really wish this one had been in the Sydney preview, the waves are lapping the side of the boat, the mast is extended past the main picture support and looks like it’s about to take off with the next gust of wind. Love it!!

‘Extracts’ is on show in Melbourne at Australian Galleries Derby Street until the 20th May, so if you are in Melbourne go and see it.

 Fleur MacDonald

1st May - 20th May 2012

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