11 – 22 August 2021
Virtual Launch: Wednesday 11th August, 6pm onwards
Meet the artist: Saturday 14th August, 11am – 3pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (2 Mb)
Saint Cloche gallery are delighted to welcome back contemporary landscape artist, Fiona Barrett-Clark who creates distinctively Australian landscape paintings, which capture the ever-changing mood of the sky.
As I go about the usual nightly routine of making and eating dinner, doing housework, the TV droning in the background, through the large windows at the back of my house, I am able to watch the sky slowly transform from day to night.
I am mesmerised by this time of the day, both the physical beauty and the metaphoric exhale which symbolises the days end. Everything winding down, the darkness creeping in and everything seems less urgent. The colour of the sky deepens, yet is still backlit by the descending sun, the last rays of light catching the tips of clouds. It can be incredibly subtle and at other times, sublimely intense.
The juxtaposition of this against the opaque black silhouettes of the suburbs, which like a frame, completes the image. The changing sky floats silently overhead, a beauty we rarely notice.
~ Fiona Barrett-Clark
About Fiona Barrett-Clark
Fiona Barrett-Clark is a contemporary Australian artist who is mesmerised by the twilight hours of the day and her work ignites the sensorial effect of that ‘magic hour’, the light, the cooling air, the melancholy mood, the sheer beauty of the winding down of the day.
“The sky and the clouds run through every colour they have; blue, white, yellow, orange, pink, lavender, indigo and then to black. These colours are heightened against everything else that is beginning to lose detail into the shadows. Telegraph poles and house roofs become graphic shapes. Nature meets the urban environment and they enhance one another, and it is all so fleeting”.
Fiona is based in Sydney and has been exhibiting for over two decades. She was a finalist in the 2019 Hawkesbury Art Prize and has been featured in publications including the Sydney Morning Herald and House and Garden. Most recently Fiona was featured in ‘A Painted Landscape’ by Amber Creswell Bell, published by Thames & Hudson.
Fiona Barrett-Clark is represented by Saint Cloche.