Friday, 14 November 2014

Adrift

Here's my final piece that I have currently showing in the "Thoughts on a grey day" exhibition at Archimedes Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon. The show runs till the 7th December.

If you are interested in this piece please contact the gallery.

Adrift
acrylic on gesso board, 2014
8 x 8 inches, 20.3 x 20.3 cm

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Kilgour Art Prize 2014

I'm so excited to announce my painting ‘In the wee small hours’ has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Kilgour Prize at Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW.

The annual prize awards first place to the most outstanding work of figurative or portrait painting. The exhibition will take place at Newcastle Art Gallery, 8 November, 2014 – 25 January, 2015

In the wee small hours
acrylic on gessoboard 2014
18 x 18 inches

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thoughts on a Grey Day

Excited to be taking part in an upcoming exhibition in November, called "Thoughts on a Grey Day". It's to be held as part of the Stormy Weather Arts Festival at Archimedes Gallery in Oregon.

Below is a sneak peak of my work in progress. Something a little different for me in terms of the muted colour palette!



Friday, 4 July 2014

Temple of the Soul

Starting this Saturday at Alexi Era Gallery "Temple of the Soul" group show, an art exhibition where artist’s work explores the human body by form, function, and mystery. In discoveries through biology, psychology, physiology, anatomy, etc.

Insight Rising
acrylic on gesso board
16 x 16 inches (artwork)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Book release of "Tarot Under Oath"

So thrilled to be a part of this new book release! 

The "Tarot Under Oath" book is now available for pre-order, complete with the major arcana artwork from the Late Rites exhibition which took place in January earlier this year. Amazing art from each artist and written statements about the process and creation of the work. 

You can order your copy here: lokreign.bigcartel.com/product/tarot-under-oath


My piece "Wheel of Fortune"

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Wilderness group show

This coming weekend is the last chance to catch the "Wilderness" group show at Auguste Clown Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Here's my little piece that I have featured in the show. Contact the gallery for availability.


"Those that shall not be tamed"
Acrylic on gesso board
8 x 8 inches (artwork)
 

Friday, 27 June 2014

Reine de la mer

On the weekend of the 6th June till the Sunday 8th my piece "Reine de la mer" was part of the "Queen Mary" themed Kulture Klash art show, on the Queen Mary ship at Long Beach California.

Below are some work in progress photos. This piece is still available so if you are interested, please send me an email melissajhartley@yahoo.com.au



"Reine de la mer"
8x10" acrylic on gesso board in antique frame.