From the Garden
Thursday, 11 March, 2021
to Sunday, 21 March, 2021
‘From the Garden’
Exhibition dates: 11th – 21st March
Duo Exhibition featuring Alexandra Strong and Jess Hutchison
“This body of work ‘From the Garden’ explores our connection with nature and the importance of spending time amongst flora and fauna. The past year has taught us that more than ever we require the presence of the outdoors and all its wonder to truly enjoy our best life.”
Both Alexandra and Jess reside in the beautiful Shoalhaven on the NSW South Coast with their young families.
Alexandra’s work is a reflection of her natural surroundings – from the rolling hills and beautiful plant life which surround her home town of Berry, to the fresh open beaches and intricate rock pools which she explores with her children.
Formally trained as a facialist and having studied the practice of reiki energy healing – she brings this meditative use of energy into her painting. “When I am deep in the flow of my work I feel a deep connection to the land and infuse positive energy into every piece through use of colour and texture.”
Jess Hutchison is also a full time painter – inspired by the stunning Shoalhaven landscape and birdlife. With a deep love of colour, her vibrant artworks feature some of Australia’s most colourful flora and fauna.
She paints in a unique style that blends realism with quirky, loose and colourful lines and layers. Her signature line work detailing around the eyes of her birds is a nostalgic nod to her makeup-artistry background.
Jess hopes to create a connection and evoke a sense of calm and happiness through her art – “ I am passionate about my art practice, it is food for my soul and when I create I do so with my whole heart.”