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  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays
  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays
  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays
  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays
  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays
  • Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays

Brilliant Shallows With The Days First Sunrays

By Jen Tarry-Smith

2024
oil on canvas
73x58.5cm framed

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ARTIST STATEMENT

"Humans have a tendency to observe patterns everywhere; patterns in our natural environment, in the behaviour of plants and animals, in sound, in smell, in time. I am drawn to the intricacies and nuances that emerge as pattern evolves and changes in response to its environment. 'Brilliant Shallows with the Days First Sunrays' and 'Tender Mercies' are part of a larger body of work which documents the shifting tides and changing natural patterns along the Bellarine Peninsula. Like a view glimpsed with half closed eyes, these paintings are the culmination of impressions formed by the senses. They attempt to capture the quality of light, the depth of shadow, the shapes, the lines, the textures, the smells and the fragments of sound and the essence that form impressions and create memories of place. The impressions and memories of this location are distilled into each artwork- a shadowy imprint of the spirit that pervades this place."

BIO

Jennifer Tarry-Smith is a Melbourne based artist working in the mediums of printmaking and painting. She produces abstract works that are meditative explorations of line and negative space. Tarry-Smith is drawn to the intricacies and nuances that emerge as pattern evolves and changes to suit its environment. It is these subtle differences that distinguish the hand-made from machine-made, and highlights the beauty in the imperfect. Tarry-Smith has participated in over 25 exhibitions in Australia and internationally since graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Drawing and Printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018.