"Growing up on farms I was always intimately connected to the landscape and life cycles. As a girl, I liked nothing better than being alone in the paddocks in which we raised our sheep completely immersed in the landscape.
A childhood spent in close proximity to nature with an abundant garden has had an ongoing influence on thematic concerns and interests in my studio practice. I continue to find enormous inspiration in the natural world, whether it be the shape of a flower, the lines of mountain range, or the busyness and energy to be found in a spring suburban garden. I like to create work that quietly celebrates our natural world, especially the untamed and wild elements."
Greta has a diverse arts practice spanning over 20 years, and has worked across all the major genres from portraiture and still life through to landscape and abstraction. A prolific artist, she enjoys using acrylic, oils, inks, pens, oil pastels, pastels, watercolour, charcoal and graphite. Central to her practice is the exploration of human psychological responses to nature using the physicality of paint. Colour and brushwork is expressively used to convey Greta's love and fascination with our environment, resulting in works with a rich surface and multiple meanings. Greta aims to create works which bring joy, a connection to nature, and a sense of escapism to her clients, providing a quiet contemplative space seperate from the fast-paced world we live in.
A 2017 Kennedy Art Prize Finalist, Greta's work has been exhibited frequently in group and solo shows, and has consistently been collected by discerning buyers as clients enjoy her bright and energetic paintings. For a full overview of her work, please visit her website at: gretalaundyart.com; and follow her creative journey on Instagram @gretalaundyart and stay up to date with exhibition opportunities on Facebook @Greta Laundy Artist.
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), UniSA, 2010
Master of Teaching (MSS), Flinders Uni, 2015
2017 Kennedy Art Prize Finalist
2017 Stirling Arts Festival, Stirling, SA (NOVEMBER)
2017 Kennedy Art Prize, Adelaide, SA
2017 Loreto Spring Art Show, Marryatville, SA
2017 Saint Ignatius Art Show, Norwood, SA
2017 Tracing the Line (with Maggie Moy), Victoria Park Chiropractic Clinic, Rose Park, SA
2017 Kensi Kollection, The Kensi Hotel, Kensington, SA
2017 Unity, Arkaba Hotel, SA
2017 Worth Gallery (retail space: Women In Interiors series), Kent Town, SA
2016 Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College, Marryatville, SA
2016 bluethumb SALA, Finders Keepers Market, Adelaide Showgrounds & SALA in the Garden, Unley, SA
2016, SALA 'Incidental Travellers', Milan Rouge, Stirling, SA
2016, This Fine Day Cafe/Gallery, Mitcham, SA
2015, VAESA Members Show, Mitcham Village Gallery, Mitcham, SA
2011, SALA 'The Butterfly Effect', Dragonfly Bar, Adelaide, SA
2011, ‘Sight/Site Unseen’, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, SA
2010, ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’, SASA Gallery, UniSA, City West Campus, SA
2009, SALA ‘Faces in the Crowd’, Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield, SA
2009, ‘Recent Paintings’, The Space Between, Adelaide, SA
2008, SALA, ‘Recent Paintings’, Small Indulgences, Hyde Park, SA
2005, YHA Commission (mural), Adelaide, SA
2004, ‘The Last Picture Show’, UniSA, Underdale, SA
2004, ‘POP: Paint on Paper’, UniSA, Underdale, SA
To a large degree, I draw inspiration from the world around me: my garden, the gardens I see in my neighbourhood, the shape of the hills nearby and as a colour is so important, the many beautiful colours to be seen in nature.
I also enjoy good Modernist surface design such as seen in textiles from the 1930-70s.
A few artists' works I enjoy include the wonderful Australian painters Elisabeth Cummings and John Olsen, and further afield, Luc Tuymans, the Abstract Expressionists; Matisse; and the French Impressionists.