Since completing her BA Fine Art (Curtin Uni 1994), Artist Melissa Boughey has lived and worked on a rural property near Denmark in the far south of Western Australia that she and her husband bought over 20 years ago.
The Fine Art graduate and avid roadtripper describes her work as “an annotation of landscape, a shorthand writing, a synthesis of experience.”
Time spent immersed in the landscape, drawing en plein air (in the open air), is intrinsic to her experience and provides the framework for the development of paintings in her bush studio. It is a multilayered response to her intimate connection with land and interpretation of place. The daily dog walk, a recent camping trip, the feeling of the desert, are all experiences that may come to the fore and be ripe for excavation.
The end result is a very elegant and abstract responses to her environment.
Title – Tree Gully (Karri pinkness)
Artist – Melissa Boughey
Medium – Oil and beeswax on board
Dimensions – w 22cm x h 22cm
Frame – Shadow box framed in raw oak