• Maria Harding

Dreamers: An exhibition by Maria Harding coming soon

It's been a while since I had an exhibition, a lot has happened since then, including from a stylistic point of view I have completely moved away from stencils and working in a much more free flowing way using watercolours and acyrlic inks. So this exhibition is a sort of launch of my new style.

I've called it Dreamers because the girls in these paintings are representing my own idea of freeing the mind. Like dreaming, when our subconscious mind takes over for a few hours and we can be anywhere and do anything. Or like meditating when we clear our minds of the every day aspects of life and can momentarily transport ourself to another place, where we are completely free from our worries and concerns.

I like to paint portraits using negative space in a minimalist, contemporary way by combining both detailed, realistic faces with more abstract painterly elements. It's about adding and subtracting until the balance is just right.

These paintings amoungst others, will be on display and for sale at The Makery from 7 - 20 November 2017. 106 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney.

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