Morning walk with kelpie (hills, paddock and bush) no.1 by Melissa Boughey

Morning walk with kelpie (hills, paddock and bush) no.1 by Melissa Boughey

2,475.00

Morning walk with kelpie (hills, paddock and bush) no.1

Mixed media and oil on canvas each 100 x 80

About Melissa Boughey

Since completing her BA Fine Art (Curtin Uni 1994), 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 20 years ago.

To their 105 acres they have now added a vineyard, cellar door, myriad outhouses including gallery/studio space and a cubby for their 3 boys and many acres of revegetated bushlands - increasing birdlife and native habitat. Living in such a scenic part of the country, surrounded by paddocks, bushlands, watercourses & close to the coast, has given Melissa the visual stimulus to create her work. With their property bordering the Kent River and with a tributary flowing into wetlands right on their doorstep, full of breeding birdlife - the environmental significance of such a site is apparent and inspiring to her work.

My work is a culmination of what I see, being in this landscape, walking it, driving it. Catching glimpses and continuing to condense and abbreviate my experience into the essence of what moves me.

Melissa was shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Fleurieu Art Prize. Was awarded a Highly Commended for the Fleurieu Water Prize and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Mandorla Art Award.
Recent News: %Finalist Paul Guest Drawing Prize 2016 VIC
Finalist Kogarah Art Prize 2015 NSW
Finalist Lloyd Rees Landscape Prize 2015 Tasmania - Highly Commended
Finalist Albany Art Prize 2015 WA%

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