My work is inspired by where I live and what I see around me; Sydney’s waterways and bush headlands, but also the built environment of the inner city. Natural light is essential to my art as it colours and transforms the world around us, affecting our mood moment by moment. While I enjoy painting and drawing en plein air, sketches made on site often become a source for intensive work in the studio. .
Painting for me is a balancing act, teetering between structure and chaos. I look for abstract elements rather than a naturalistic depiction and enjoy the texture and surface of paint.
Works may contain oil, acrylic, collage and etching. Different media help me to explore favourite themes in the search towards the image held tentatively in my mind.
The picture plane undergoes many changes during the creative process as layers of colour, transparent medium or impasto are laid down and scraped off. Sometimes the miraculous happens when mysteriously everything falls into place.
Heather has exhibited in more than 100 group exhibitions since 2004. She has had two solo exhibitions in 2009 & 2011 at Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest.
Her figurative work has attracted a number of commissions and has been purchased by the NSW Government, private collectors in France, USA, England, Hong Kong, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
After as a career as an education writer, Lynne decided in 2002 to pursue her long held interest in art. She graduated from the Sydney Gallery School with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. With a Distinction in Painting she won the Artist in residence Prize at Sydney Olympic Park Armoury at Newington, Sydney. She won the works on paper prize at Glebe Art Show and she has been selected as a finalist in a number of contemporary art prizes in Australia including the Norvill Prize for landscape in 2010 and 2012.
Lynne currently works at May St Studios in St Peters in Sydney. Her work is represented in private collections in Sydney, Beijing and Scotland.
For further information, contact Lynne Sung on 0416 512 210