Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Maria Paterson

Name: Maria Paterson
URL: http://www.mariapaterson.com/
Bio: Maria Paterson was born in Scotland, and emigrated with her family to Australia when young. She first settled in Sydney, and as a teenager moved to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales where most of her art has been created. Maria began her art studies when she was 17, attending Meadowbank TAFE (Technical And Further Education). She has experimented with most painting mediums, favouring oils and pastels, but she has also made sculptures in ceramics and other materials. After completing a B.A. at Southern Cross University, she worked on large scale pastels in a figurative style for the corporate market in Queensland. From these works emerged the still life and interior narratives where objects take on personal meanings, work strongly influenced by reflections about life around us. Maria has been painting for 25 years, is an award-winning pastellist, and has had numerous group and solo exhibitions.
Medium: Pastel, oil, sculpture.
Subjects: Landscape; Figures in landscape; Still Life.
Style: Representational, stylised.
Navigation: Main menu disappears once you open a gallery. You need to use the back button to navigate to the main page, or else open the gallery in a new window/tab.
Gallery: Pastels; Oils; Sculptures.
Image View: Each gallery opens in a new window. The thumbnails may be viewed singly, or in a slideshow. The images may be downloaded. Unfortunately no information is provided on the original size of the painting. This would have been of especial interest as Maria makes a point of mentioning “large-scale” pastels in her biographical information. I have chosen the image Sheepstation as it is the nearest thing I have seen in contemporary art to Henri (le Douanier) Rousseau. It is 450 x 351, 126 KB.
Blog: http://treasuresfromthesculpturecupboard.blogspot.com/.

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