elainedesterreart

original expressionist/surreal visual art.

The Abrolhos Islands

Abrolhos IslandsThe Abrolhos Islands

We flew from Geraldton and landed on West Wallabi island. After observing the flora and fauna and hearing of the history of the ship Batavia and the dreadful fate of the shipwrecked passengers I photographed and took frottage or rubbings from several fossilised shells and marine life that form part of the island’s geology.Abrolhos Islands

Author: elainedesterre

I have been producing oil paintings, mixed media, prints (etching), digital prints and drawings for many years travelling to the Australian outback and overseas for inspiration and further education. My formal education consists of a PhD in painting and a BA in printmaking and my artwork is represented in public and private collections. My purpose and ongoing challenge is to create a gender-balanced and environment-focused iconography within the Western canon of European oil painting. These themes find expression within imagery about time, memory and identity as well as in geomorphology of evolutionary and environmental significance.

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