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Best known for her whimsical, bright, boat and fish compositions, Wendy Eriksson creates images with successive layers of mixed media with an interest in spontaneity. Her colorful works are expressive and dramatic with an emphasis on the energy of the painter’s mark. She finds the artistic process exciting as it opens the gates for happy accidents that extend beyond just the materials.

She also investigates themes of the Australian Outback as they relate to rural life and an ever changing environment. Works such as the “Flooded Plains” series, with imagery composed of dots, colours, line work and abstract patterning, yield a complex ancient journey.

Wendy continues to explore a fascination with life on and under the water.

Exhibitions

Wendy & Corrie's Map of Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Tourism Award – Gold, 2016
Art Whitsunday 28th Annual Exhibition‚ 2015
Paintings from Wendy & Corrie's Map of Airlie Beach Exhibition, Back Room Gallery, Cannonvale, 2015
Creative Art Workshops Culminating Exhibition‚ Cannonvale‚ 2014
Line & Form Solo Art Exhibition‚ Back Room Gallery‚ Cannonvale‚ 2014
Art Whitsunday 27th Annual Exhibition‚ 2014
Art for Viewing‚ Integrity Display Home‚ Parker Road‚ Cannonvale‚ 2013
Walk By Gallery‚ Whitsunday Shopping Centre‚ 2013 - Reviving Empty Spaces
Art Whitsunday Exhibition‚ 2012
Show Whitsunday‚ 2012
"Verve" Art Exhibition‚ Centro Whitsunday‚ 2012
"Life"‚ Solo Art Exhibition‚ Milton House Gallery‚ 2011
Finalist‚ Sydney Cricket Art Prize‚ Travelling Exhibition‚ 2011
Rotary District Conference Art Exhibition‚ Airlie Beach‚ 2011
Sorrentos Art Exhibition‚ Airlie Beach‚ 2011
Joint Art Exhibition – Wendy Eriksson and Carla Whelan – Centro Whitsunday‚ 2010
Show Whitsunday Art Exhibition‚ 2010
Art Whitsunday Exhibition‚ 2010
Summit Apartments Art Show‚ Airlie Beach‚ 2010
Joint Art Show – Wendy Eriksson and Carla Whelan – Reef Gateway‚ 2010
Joint Art Exhibition – Wendy Eriksson and Carla Whelan – Centro Whitsunday‚ 2009
Solo Art Exhibition – Whitsunday Art Gallery‚ 2007

Recent achievements include:

1st Prize, Portraiture & Human Image - Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2015 - Judge Chris Staines, Director GOMA
1st Prize - Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2014
Commended, Black & White - Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2012
Finalist - Sydney Cricket Art Prize, Travelling Exhibition, 2011
Highly Commended, Abstract – Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2011
Commended, Black & White – Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2011
2nd Prize, Photography – Bowen Art Society, 2010
Highly Commended, Marine – Bowen Art Society, 2010
Highly Commended, Still Life – Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2009
Commended, Fauna and Flora – Art Whitsunday Exhibition, 2009
Packers Award – Marine Art Show, Whitsundays, 2009
2nd Prize, Fauna – Whitsunday Show 2008
Highly Commended, Seascape – Whitsunday Show 2008
Commended, Magical Forest – Whitsunday Show, 2008
Highly Commended – Marine Art Boat Show, Airlie Beach 2008
1st Prize, Seascapes – Whitsunday Show 2007
1st Prize, Flora – Whitsunday Show 2007

Press

Colourful town captured in art, Whitsunday Times, 9 August 2015
Top talent shown in art expo, Whitsunday Times, 8 August 2015
Ladies put beach town on the map, Whitsunday Times, 30 July 2015
New exhibition opens, Whitsunday Times, 7 August 2014
Call out to artists to paint a box, Whitsunday Times, 1 August 2014
Art workshops underway at regional libraries, Whitsunday Times, 27 July 2014
Artists are ready to exhibit, Whitsunday Times, 14 July 2014
Artist turns author to release paint book, Whitsunday Times, 20 May 2014
Excitement building for art event, Whitsunday Times, 22 June 2013
Art Whitsunday Exhibition a success, Whitsunday Coast Guardian, 6 July 2012
Professional communication group formed, Whitsunday Times, 17 March 2014
Shops on show to kick off festival, Whitsunday Times, 20 October 2011

Influences

Her subject matter includes sealife and flowers which are motivated by her love of the ocean and the environment around her. She is influenced by many of the colour combinations and textures found in the natural environment and is particularly interested in experimental techniques and 'happy' accidents which develop her works.

50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. Ready to hang. No need to frame.
$420
76cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
$895
36cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Mixed media on stretched canvas. Ready to hang. No need to frame.
$300
35.6cm (W) x 25.4cm (H)
Acrylic media on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$300
35.6cm (W) x 25.4cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$300
76cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$895
76cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$895
61cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$765
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$765
61cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Mixed media on stretched canvas. No need to frame. Ready to hang.
$765
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