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“Jellyfish are my organised chaos”, laughed artist Mia McLean, “they are my playful favourite subject matter.” Her exhibition from early September at the Re:Publik Café is called ‘spindrift’ is an inspiration by our stunning coastline and contrasting backyard. Mia is looking forward to exhibit her art work till early November 2017 at the café at Ettalong Beach.
Delicate seahorses, floating tentacles of jellyfish are beautifully captured in watercolour and multimedia on canvas. Mia travelled Australia for nearly 12 months and beautifully captured ‘our backyard’ as she explains her paintings.
“My work is an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ take on realism”, said Mia, “the colours and the placement slightly warping the truth.” Whereas the seahorses – leafy sea dragons to be precise – are her organised chaos, whales represent the ultimate calm and the solitude of the deep.
While I was travelling, Mia explains, we camped and – to a great success – set up market stalls and sold watercolour originals of varying seascapes and drawing inspiration from surroundings.
The exhibition at the Re:Publik Café is a ‘celebration’ of our aquatic wonderland: “An awareness of tranquil beauty that exists in our coastal aquarium”.

Education

HSC Art
Two Diplomas in Graphic Design At Billy Blue
Studied Fine Arts

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition at Republik Cafe Ettalong Beach September Through to November 2017

Influences

Australian ocean life

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46cm (W) x 92cm (H)
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46cm (W) x 92cm (H)
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91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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46cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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$870
46cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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$870
91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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46cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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$870
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
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