Artprize 2018 semi finalist


My art work is essentially landscapes with moments of irregularity that occur within my random process. Chance, improvisation and intuition play a role in each finished painting.
I embrace the poetry of life and the land while bringing in that intrinsic metaphorical light which is linked to the spiritual. Each work evolves of its own accord as meaning; spirit and paint combine.
I have been painting and exhibiting for the last 38 years and have art works in many galleries, corporations and people’s living spaces all around the world. Some of these include, Madang (PNG) Singapore, London, Canada, Bali, Germany, Norway, Australia and USA.


 4 Year Dip. of Art – RMIT Vic. - Diploma of Education – Teachers College Melb. Vic.
 Bachelor of Art Education – Edith Cowan University WA - Masters of Art and Performance Art – Charles
Sturt University NSW


2016 Gallery ADA Shanghai (landscapes) – Didier Fine Art Foundation Jakarta – (Conversations with Nature) 2015 HOLLANDAISE CLUB Singapore – September (Multi-focus) 2015 JAHROC GALLERY -– Margaret River WA Aust. Landscape Poetry) 2013 JAHROC GALLERY – Margaret River Perth WA 2013 RED SEA GALLERY BRISBANE – QLD. Aust.(New works) 2012 GADFLY GALLERY – Perth WA - Transitions – (Landscape) 2011 ATRIUM GALLERY– Australian High Commission Singapore 2011 JAHROC GALLERY - Margaret River WA Aust (LANDSCAPES) 2009 JAHROC GALLERY - Margaret River WA Aust(LANDSCAPES) 2008 GADFLY GALLERY - WA ( Landscapes Ploughed and wild) 2008 MLC GALLERY – SYDNEY Aust (Landscapes - track and field) 2006 JAHROC GALLERY- Margaret River WA Aust–( Landscapes) 2005 ARTISTRY / ANNEX GALLERY – Melb.Vic Aust – ( Landscapes) 2005 JAHROC GALLERY– Margaret River WA Aust. – ( Landscapes) 2003 GADFLY GALLERY– Drifting in a sea of Dreams –Perth Aust (Landscapes) 2002 OWEN HARGREAVES TRIBAL ART GALLERY LONDON– (Landscapes, Africa) 2002 -2001- 1999 - GADFLY GALLERY – (Landscapes and Goddesses)


Synopsis of Astrid Dahl’s Work
Typography and geology has everything and yet nothing to do with her work.
Dahl’s work has luminosity and character as it captures the deep spiritual nature of “land” with its memorialized seas and shifting tides.
We see in Dahl’s palette, the many colours of the earth with a myriad of textures. The layers are a form of mapping the vast contextual layering of the earth both ancient and historical.
Coming to Australia from Asia over four decades ago, Dahl has loved and absorbed the landscape into her psychic. She has familiarized herself with the desert country with its many moods and complex physical and spiritual nuances.
Dahl brings into her work poetry, myth, and perspective dualities. She also explores conceptual thoughts and fragments of recorded ancient memory.
She translates in her own style, that “open mouthed” majesty that we sometimes see in the landscape, and yet a featureless flat area with only sand and rock could have the same “majestic” interpretation. This dry, Australian desert interior, with its fragile, yet tenacious spirit, overcomes great climatic hardships to sustain life. That “struggle” is what fuels her inspiration. Maria Carla
Art Journalist (New York)



50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
acrylic, acrylic inks, texture gel on canvas.
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic, acrylic inks, and texture medium on Stretched canvas.
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
I have used acrylic ink, acrylic paint and textured medium. There are three in this group which can be purchased individually or sperately.
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
I have used acrylic ink, acrylic paint and silver leaf. I have coated the silver leaf with varnish so that it does not tarnish.
60cm (W) x 50cm (H)
I have used Acrylic Ink, acrylic paint and silver leaf has been applied. The silver leaf has been varnished so it does not tarnish.
122cm (W) x 140cm (H)
The mixed media I have used, is acrylic paint, liners, Gesso, acrylic inks, acrylic texture gel and acrylic varnish.
130cm (W) x 100cm (H)
The medium includes the use of acrylic paint, acrylic inks, texture gel, and chinese black calligraphy ink, and acrylic varnish.
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
The medium I used was acrylic paint with acrylic ink and it is varnished. There is a little texture.
70cm (W) x 100cm (H)
I used acrylic paint along with acrylic inks and a little oil at the end. It is varnished.
130cm (W) x 100cm (H)
acrylic, acrylic inks, and oils on canvas.