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Helen Gauchat Artist Talk

"Living in rural Australia, I am always aware of the light. As we know, it can be brash and it can be divinely subtle. However, more often than not, it is the shadows which capture me. What is the point of featuring the highlights in a composition if you ignore the shadows?Shadows ground the work - they give it dimension and context.

In this exhibition I am showing still lives both real and imagined and sometimes a combination of both.

Influences and artists I go to regularly are Giorgio Morandi, Margaret Preston, Matisse and Jude Rae."

Helen Gauchat is represented by Defiance Gallery