Christine Farkas

Christine was born and lives on Sydney’s northern beaches – a place which is the influence for her mixed media contemporary paintings. In her work she represents the natural and the man-made of the waterways: weatherworn pebbles & stones from the waters edge or depths and the aged built structures within that environment – piers, jetties, boardwalks, swimming enclosures. Planks of wood with water flowing beneath, the surge of the ocean, organic shapes and patterns of sand & sea. She is drawn to the aged beauty that time wears on these surfaces and that these things are perpetual, timeless and certain. Her style is spontaneous, energetic & experimental producing work which is for the viewer at times powerful or at other times, calming. Varieties of materials are used including shellac, bitumen, oil stick, acrylic paint and oil mediums and time seems to stand still when she is immersed in producing her abstract & semi realistic works. Her palette can vary but is typically earthy or the blues and greens of the sea. Because of her love of word play & sense of humour and in contrast to her uncontrived approach to painting, she names her pieces in a very exact “dictionary entry” style.

Christine has exhibited extensively in Sydney, this being her first solo show. Her works have found homes Australia wide and abroad.

Solo Show GLEN STREET GALLERY, Belrose Group Exhibitions include; Patterns In Nature, Narrabeen Environment Centre ART SYDNEY ‘06 Elements, WASHHOUSE GALLERY, Rozelle Sixchixpix I & II MLC GALLERY Ultimo GLEN STREET THEATRE GALLERY, Belrose DALE THOMAS GALLERY, Artarmon Edge IV MARY PLACE GALLERY, Paddington Terrapenta AVALON Edge II MARY PLACE GALLERY, Paddington Palm Beach Art Show Shows by selection; Manly Vale PS Environmental Exhibition (Commendation) Warringah Art Exhibition Strathfield Eco Art Prize Shows by invitation Holy Family, Pymble Corpus Christi, St.Ives Vision, Queenwood Girls High School, Mosman St Thomas’ Art and Craft Show, Willoughby St Ignatius Art and Craft Show, Riverview Art for Art, St Augustine’s, Brookvale Balmain Art and Craft Show, Balmain St Joseph’s College Art and Craft Exhibition, Hunter’s Hill Other Avalon Market Day Zest Style Gallery, Moore Park Village Living, Avalon Martha’s, Castlecrag Member


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