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The Games We Play

Description : Do you have one of those gorgeous loving dogs that just wants to be right where you are? you might be planting a shrub n the garden and you only need one hole, but the dog kindly digs you another three!The kids might be playing in the backyard- a nice picnic with their toys and the dog just wants to join in, walking muddy paws all over the rug, standing on bunny's head and then proceeding to drink all the tea. It becomes a game of strategy, carefully chosen words...specific movements....spelling even. How to go on a pleasant afternoon walk without having to throw a million sticks along the way; how to play cricket without the dog fielding from the middle of the pitch or how to get the slimy slippery ball back after the dog has retrieved it from the outfield. This piece was inspired by some such events and it's large bold and colourful. The sides are painted, it's varnished and ready to hang with wire across the back. It's signed on the front and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

DIMENSIONS : ( Width - 152.00 cm x Height - 92.00 cm )

Medium on Base : Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Genre : Landscape


Copyright : © Mary Conder

Un-Framed: $3700.00
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Currently live and work on the Gold Coast, Queensland. I am a self-taught artist and have been developing my skills for most of my life. With marriage and 2 children came the development of a small business that focused on reporoductions of my original works. It was a fully in-house handcrafted product, a commercial venture that had good success and eventually needed a lot of outsourcing. I closed it in 2012 mainly because I just wanted to paint not run a fully fledged product based business. In 2013 I began to emerge from the studio by entering local art competitions and was invited in 2015 by Hillier and Skuse Gallery to exhibit my work.

I concentrate mainly on large scale landscapes using imagery drawn from personal experience, childhood memories right through to current observations of everyday life. A large part of my creative expression involves telling a story. My process often starts with asking myself 'where would I like to be today? And what story do I want to tell?' It's usually a wide open space so I can have a look around to see what I want to say. The idea often unfolds as I go, the placing of objects determines the next, guided by an overall mood, story and colour scheme. I can surround myself with things I find interesting and leave out all the clutter that would probably be there in real life. I usually start with the darkest tones moving forward to the lightest so the finished piece is something that is familiar but a the same time a little unusual. Each painting takes many weeks to complete as I construct each landscape from scratch - the perspective, the scale, light souces and shadows. All my works are unique and individual and I do not release prints so the integrity of each piece is preserved.