Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

LANDforms Exhibition Preparation

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Lately my printmaking has stopped and paintings for my exhibition in October are demanding attention. The last one that is not quite finished is about how dunes form in Mungo National Park in NSW. Sand, an earthy pink colour ‘painted’ by red hills to the west from which fine dust blown across the dry lakebed, is sculpted into pyramid shapes by rain falling that seeps with the red dust into the porous surface. My painting titled Red Earth Trajectory at Mungo, 2015 is about imagining the process.



While it dries the edge of other large canvasses needed touching up.

The artworks drying are 3 mixed media canvasses about Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, NT and aspects of its geomorphology.

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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  1. love seeing your works, where you’ve been and your art processes !!