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Melati's Art Gallery
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Cafe Miro
Jun 1996

'Reflections' was my first solo show. The majority of this work was created when I first moved to Melbourne after studying Graphic Design in country Victoria. Hence the design influence apparent in these works.

Initially it was a lonely time, when I was first in the city, so after work each night I would experiment with colour and line on watercolour paper.

Gouache was a technique I had learnt at school and went on to become very familiar with at Uni. Achieving a flat area of colour with the gouache, gives the impression of a screen print. This is one of the techniques which this watercolour paint is known for.

I would allow the lines to flow on the page, watching it create it's own shapes with the objects and within the lines itself. I didn't use pencil before hand, it was all first draft. In a way this series is like a diary of that time.

This show was held at Cafe Miro in Hardware Lane, Melbourne city. A great cafe filled with Miro inspired artworks and much atmosphere. The opening was a great success with many attending and live music.

This is my only show with which I have exhibited limited edition prints (of 40). These prints are still available for a small price. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a print.

Special thanks to Yudha Pandji, Glen and Louis at Cafe Miro and Luis Raccuglia for the music.
Cows three
Drawing in the sand
Hand in the sun
Lady in the Moon
Lonely Princess
Naked with Love
Portrait of Em
Shadow of Love
Sleeping Woman