Artwork Description

Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

My little back story to this painting came at a time when I was trying to seek solace and courage. Looking inward for some reasoning I launched into painting this lovely lady as reminder that I can keep strong and true no matter what life throws my way. The proteas were fitting as they symbolise courage and the blue ribbon is something that has been coming and going in my work over the years as a kind of transition through time. It’s the closest I’ve come to a self portrait…I am a Leo after all:)

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Acrylic on gessoboard

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 32.0(W) x 37.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 29.0(W) x 34.0(H).

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All art by Melissa Hartley

Banksias in a silver ornate metal vessel casting a shadow on a wooden tableBlue petunias in pot with purple lamp and blue satinStill life contrasts with our lives today which are dynamic, moving and constantly shifting, so there is definitely a strange irony in my work. I’m trying to suspend time, but it is still a reminder of our mortality, transience, and that things will fade and pass. Time becomes precious.
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