Mellady - Artist
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Lyn continues to paint the things that are important to her she is sometimes
so taken with a subject that she wishes to give it a more concentrated
exploration to the exclusion of all other work. This series of paintings
(or drawings) is finished when she feels as if she is satisfied with the
intriguing variations, often quite subtle, and feels content to leave that
subject as finished.
first series consists of detailed drawings of interesting City
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. These drawings have been
retained intact by the artist. Limited edition reproductions only are available.Prints
second series of 10 paintings was entitled "Golden Days of
This was a dual exploration of the fleeting moments of play using a non
solid form of colour similar
to random pointilism. As the short dashes of colour combine our eyes
combine to catch the energy and fleeting image of our children at play.
- 2001- The Bay- Lyn
started to consciously make a selection of beaches along the shore of
Port Phillip Bay. This will be an extended series collated and recorded
within the first years of the new century.
from passing the haybales in the Mornington Peninsula paddocks all summer.
As the grass grew and the light played on
the shapes it became more necessary for her to explore the subject.
- 2004 - Gunnamatta
series will be a collection of images insired by one evening before
the sun set in April 2004. She visited there after the last family outing
Lyn's Father took ill. He had introduced her to beaches when young and
been a special place for her. It was a special day also as she was accompanied
by her daughter, Kristina (also a talented artist) who had just announced
that she was happily pregnant. The afternoon warmth of the sun
and its resultant warm light and cool shadows on the sweeping dunes was
with rolling, foaming waves. The world had a beauty far above any trials
that we all cope with.
- 2005 Twilight series
was launched one evening by a walk along Frankston beach. Initially there
to capture the low light on the sand and
activity at the end of a long hot day, Lyn's focus changed. A low level cloud
covered the sun and the light changed. The low tide had left large shallow
pools of water and the reflections had to be captured. Originally intended
to be a series of 8 Lyn felt satisfied after 6. This series required an open
feel and the stretched canvas, unenclosed with frame best represents the
open space which is an integral part of the feeling.
- 2005-6 About Face
artistic endeavours, friendship and the need to grow beyond the professional
side of their work, Lyn and five other artists will work both privately
and in collaboration on a series portraits of each member of the
group. The thirty six, life sized works will be shown at the completion
of the project.
- 2007 - The Wave
- Turning from the conventional pastel surface provided by manufacturers,
Lyn wanted to explore not only the details missed with the speed of the
breaking wave but the subtlety and miriads of of colours visible as she
views the wave translucency in different conditions. The size of the
painting is limited by a) her ability to carry it and b) by the size
of the framer's glass for the farming.
- 2010 Bush - Always
attracted and distracted by the light of morning or evening as she travels
to or from Melbourne on her painting trips, Lyn decided to follow her inclination
to stop and enjoy the light. This short series comes from this exploration.
- 2011 - Fraser
Island - A
three day visit to this incredible sand island, the largest of its type
in the world has resulted in a series to reexplore and visually revisit
this beautiful place. It has always had a fascination as a place of family
history for her. Two sisters from her fathers family seemed to disappear
for years in the early 1900s. They were found decades later living on