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Karyn Fendley is a landscape artist based in Byron Bay in northern New South Wales, Australia.

Her artwork investigates how we remember places we have visited and how to capture the essence of those locations with simple imagery.

Sumptuous, dramatic colour and flattened perspectives are a hallmark of her painting practice.

Recent artworks explore various locations in northern New South Wales and South East Queensland, including the coastal heathlands and coastal landscapes of Arakwal, Bundjalung and Yuraygir National Parks in northern NSW, and the ancient time-weathered granite landscapes of Bald Rock and Girraween National Parks near Tenterfield.

Education

Education 1989 Bachelor of Visual Arts QCA, Brisbane, QLD Australia

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
2016
“Sun and Shadow” Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2016
“Natural Connection” LAC Gallery Lennox Head, NSW
2015
“Stone Samplers” Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah, NSW
2014
“Landscapes of Desire” The Channon Gallery, NSW
2013
“Heathlands” Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2012
“Return to Girraween” Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2011
Caldera Art Byron Shire Fellowship Exhibition, Mullumbimby NSW
2010
“Along the Coast” Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2009
“Remnant Wilderness” Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2007
"Landscapes” Neo Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2006
"West From Here” Artizanzoo Artspace, Ballina, NSW
2002
"Three" Tub Gallery Byron Bay NSW
2001
Asia Pacific Earth Charter Congress Soka Gakkai Centre Brisbane, QLD
2001
“The Patterns of Nature” Fox Gallery Brisbane, QLD
2000
“Remembered and Imagined” Fox Gallery Brisbane, QLD
1999
“Recent Work” The Orient Restaurant, Byron Bay, NSW
1998
“Recent Work” Urban Groove Art Space, Brisbane, QLD
1997
“Eastern Encounters” Orient Restaurant, Byron Bay, NSW

also many group exhibitions and prizes...
for full cv please visit my website http://www.karynfendley.com/bio-and-cv.php

Influences

“I hope to capture the spirit of the Australian landscape and share my experience of the natural world through my artwork.
My process begins with time spent exploring the locations that inspire my work taking photographs and sketching.
After spending time in the field, I return to the studio and translate my experiences of the place into composite images sourced from my sketches and photographs, blending memory and observation. I am interested in what we notice and what we remember about a place and focus on those elements rather than trying to record every detail. I carefully arrange the elements to achieve dramatic, yet harmonious images that invite contemplating viewing.
I believe that while spending time in nature or when looking at images of nature, we become aware of our own small place in the world, bringing a little perspective into our lives.”

30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$380
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$380
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$380
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$380
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
$655
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$3,200
71cm (W) x 61cm (H)
acrylic on canvas ready to hang
$1,300
29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
imited edition, signed giclee print of my original acrylic painting, Picnic at Goanna Headland. Printed with archival inks on matt, archival 300gsm fine art paper. Paper size 297 x 420mm, Image size 260 x 260mm. (Unframed)
$150
30cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Limited edition, signed giclee print of my original acrylic painting, Under the Pandanus 2. Printed with archival inks on matt, archival 300gsm fine art paper. Paper size 297 x 420mm, Image size 260 x 260mm. (Unframed)
$150
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
acrylic paint on professional cotton canvas ready to hang
$775