Friday, August 15, 2014
Queen Street Gallery - Shelley Burnham
Shelley Burnham has been called one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.
Her unique and captivating style has seen her paintings collected throughout Australia and the rest of the world.
Shelley’s paintings are executed with a deep sensitivity for her subject and an obsessive passion for her craft. Her great love and appreciation for the Australian landscape are demonstrated in her work with great depths of colour and movement. Her quirky sense of humour and acute observations of life are also a central theme in her paintings which reflect a sense of childlike honesty and purity.
Shelley’s raw approach to her paintings mixed with an incredible attention to detail makes her a highly sought after artist.
This new series, which took over 3 years to complete is titled ‘Time moved on so I stayed behind’. It’s a collection that demonstrates Shelley’s observations of everyday life, highlighting our constant attempts to fit more into the time we have, and how we often don’t stay still long enough to appreciate the special moments. Shelley expresses her interpretation of her upcoming exhibition, “Our lives are moving so quickly and we are all so busy. We are all looking for some calm and peace in our lives and I have tried to portray that feeling in my work.”
Shelley lives in Randwick with her musician husband, Joe Burnham and two sons. This is Shelley’s tenth solo exhibition.
11th August – 17th August 2014
Queen Street Gallery, 28 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney