Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

Lake Mungo



The small mixed media landscape on gessoed board changed into a double portrait. In vertical format I saw faces ‘hiding’ in rugged terrain that triggered memories of that trip to Mungo National Park and a huge dust storm where we were almost swept up wrapped and enveloped in our tents and blown like tumble weed across the deserted camping ground. We scurried back to Mildura to get our second wind to continue our activities of

drawing, researching and poetry.

Dust Borne 2, 2015, mixed media and oil, 48x25 cm

Dust Borne 2, 2015, mixed media and oil, 48×25 cm

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.

2 thoughts on “Lake Mungo

  1. love that rugged textural effect !! great colours and tones too