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Susan Cowley Carrasco

  • Phone
    0411 275643
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  • Artist Statement

    I have been living in Australia for 33 years, originally coming from South Africa where I did my Degree in Fine Arts at Rhodes University.

    I have been painting in One+2 Artist Studios, Lilyfield for 12 years.


    Drawn line and the love of colour have always been an integral part of my painting practise. My inspiration always seems to derive from nature. The myriad possibilities that nature provides, continually surprises and fascinates me, thus providing me with endless resources for my subject matter.


    In some of my previous works, I have been exploring the abstract elements of the line within the confines of the square or rectangular format of the canvas.


    Recently I have interpreted the plant and flower subjects in a more realistic manner, however the approach to these paintings is the same and a flow on from the abstract work.


    It is not only the directional possibilities of the line and shapes that interest me, but the contrasts of the thick and thin, broken and continuous. I seem to always be drawn to the wonderful abstract way in which the patterns and shapes form natural arabesques, and the relationship and continuous play of the positive and negative shapes ( the spaces in between).