Myra Staffa

Three of my paintings for Perth College Exhibition were inspired by a road trip I took last Spring from Perth to Wave Rock at Hyden. I was 'wandering out yonder' exploring my own backyard of WA and ticking off the bucket list. The countryside was spectacular. I especially enjoyed the big skies and expansive spaces made all the more notable by having spent much of 2020 hunkering down at home. I made some sketches and took lots of photographs along the way. The resulting series of paintings that I have completed back in my studio are more about the feeling of being IN the landscape rather than accurate portrayals of what I saw in the countryside. I'm more interested in capturing a sense of place. My 'Morning Walk' painting is inspired by an area of natural bush near my home and studio. I love the layers of texture and colours left on the ground on the ground by the leaves and bark. My art practice also includes contemporary still life painting of which 'Blossoms in the City' is an example. My work has been exhibited all around Australia and collected for private and public collections. I am currently tutoring at Tresillian Art Centre and have had a long career in Art Education.

Spring York to Beverley

Image © Courtesy of Artist

acrylic on canvas

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