Christine Wrest-Smith: One’s own work - Art Collector

Christine Wrest-Smith, Portrait of Deborah Williams, 2016, oil on linen, 97 x 123 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Australian Galleries, VIC

Australian Galleries presents Melbourne based artist Christine Wrest- Smith’s first ever major portrait exhibition. Over the past three years, Wrest-Smith has been creating a series of large scale portraits of Australian artists. Wrest-Smith paints her sitters predominantly from life, capturing much about the artist’s inner world by incorporating elements of her subjects’ own artistic style and inspiration into her work. The unique characteristics of each sitter are masterfully rendered in oil paint; the sensitive portrayal of individuality, strength and fragility are testament to the artist’s close and perceptive observation.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Tuesday 11 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 30 July 2017
Location: Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066
Contact: 03 9417 4303

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