GALLERY
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Detail: Bleeding Island ©JulieFowell
Island landscapes are derived from  travel sketches and notebook recordings from planes and ships in and around the Pacific.  They depict the fleeting presence and dubious state of these islands that will be transformed by climate change, erosion or volcanic activity.
NEW WORK  - 4 VIEWS 1 PLACE - paintings from diferent sketches of a headland in Mauritius. Colour changes our perception and emotional response.
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ISLAND SERIES
  1. 17 Island beginnings: Fire
    17 Island beginnings: Fire
  2. 10 Bleeding Island
    10 Bleeding Island
  3. 09 Windy Island
    09 Windy Island
  4. 15 Island beginnings: The Deep
    15 Island beginnings: The Deep
  5. 14 Island Beginnings: Crater
    14 Island Beginnings: Crater
  6. 07L Triptych Afternoon
    07L Triptych Afternoon
  7. 13 Island Beginnings: Erosion
    13 Island Beginnings: Erosion
  8. 11 Island Beginnings #1
    11 Island Beginnings #1
  9. 01 Torn Mountain
    01 Torn Mountain
  10. 03 Snagged Cloud Island
    03 Snagged Cloud Island
  11. 05 Liquid Sunrise
    05 Liquid Sunrise
  12. 02 Sand Drift Bay
    02 Sand Drift Bay
  13. 07M Triptych Noon
    07M Triptych Noon
  14. 06 Missed Island
    06 Missed Island
  15. 07 Triptych: 3 Times of Day 3 Places
    07 Triptych: 3 Times of Day 3 Places
  16. 04 Volcano Island
    04 Volcano Island
  17. 16 Island beginnings: Heat
    16 Island beginnings: Heat
  18. 07R Triptych Morning
    07R Triptych Morning
  19. 12 Island Beginnings #2
    12 Island Beginnings #2
  20. 08 Night Light
    08 Night Light
  21. 4 views 1 place - Red Sky
    4 views 1 place - Red Sky
  22. 4 views 1 place - Yellow Sky
    4 views 1 place - Yellow Sky
  23. 4 views 1 place - Clouds Building
    4 views 1 place - Clouds Building
  24. 4 views 1 place - South
    4 views 1 place - South
BIRD SERIES
The birds’ concept grew from bird park sketches of parrots and other exotics – quick gestural drawings depicting their intelligence, engaging characters and personalities. The birds were then placed into artificial settings. The underlying concept is influenced by Japanese palatial house screens where “the natural elements” are isolated and sometimes surrounded by gold leaf or a blank timber background..
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  1. B07 Purple Pebble
    B07 Purple Pebble
  2. B05 Light Dispute
    B05 Light Dispute
  3. B14 Carnaby Sunset
    B14 Carnaby Sunset
  4. B08 The Hollow
    B08 The Hollow
  5. B02 Bert and Beril
    B02 Bert and Beril
  6. B12 Treading Water
    B12 Treading Water
  7. B04 Umbrella Conflict
    B04 Umbrella Conflict
  8. B01 The Sentence
    B01 The Sentence
  9. B11 King and Queen
    B11 King and Queen
  10. Title 16 Gazing into the Abyss
    Title 16 Gazing into the Abyss
  11. B10 Lovebird Moon
    B10 Lovebird Moon
  12. B13 Lucy Blue in the Sky
    B13 Lucy Blue in the Sky
  13. B09 Feather-duster jest
    B09 Feather-duster jest
  14. Title 15 Strange fruit
    Title 15 Strange fruit
  15. B06 The Complaint
    B06 The Complaint
  16. B03 Colonel Cockys Nap
    B03 Colonel Cockys Nap
​Extract from media release May 2016:
The matching of island and bird paintings in this exhibition, by grouping them in clusters, forms a conversation between the two subjects. In the title, the possessive form of the noun allows the subjects to collectively own their loss.

“The birds seem to be aware of the viewer, watching out of the corner of their eyes. I wondered what they were thinking - the birds and the landscape seem to know something that the viewer doesn't.  The images are unsettling because usually the viewer is the subject of a painting and the scene is the object (the viewer views the scene) while in these paintings the birds and landscape seem to be the subject, and the viewer is the object (the scene views the viewer).
The colours of the birds and landscape are bright and jolly, but ... the scenes are unsettling and complicated. I think this is their power.”
(Professor Tom Heneghan, Tokyo University of the Arts, May 2016)

SELFIE BIRD SERIES
Please note: All the selfie bird paintings were sold at exhibition
  1. Title 7 Look at me Carnaby
    Title 7 Look at me Carnaby
  2. L01 Look at Me Blue
    L01 Look at Me Blue
  3. L03 Look at Me Yellow
    L03 Look at Me Yellow
  4. L06 Look at Me Cutie 2
    L06 Look at Me Cutie 2
  5. L05 Look at Me Cutie Cockatiel
    L05 Look at Me Cutie Cockatiel
  6. L02 Look at Me Green
    L02 Look at Me Green
  7. L04 Bleeding Love Dove
    L04 Bleeding Love Dove
PHOTOS FROM EXHIBITION JUNE 2016