Urban Detour

Monday, 7 December, 2020
to Sunday, 20 December, 2020
Artwork by Wendi Leigh

My art is created to make people smile. And it does! Each work is a celebration of today’s lifestyles, embedding colours, shapes and defining themes that records history in creative imagery. ODORI imagery in fact: Overt-Distortion-of-Real-Imagery is the style I create.
I grew up idolising Bill Dobell and Rembrandt’s techniques. Then later on, I was greatly inspired by Chagall for his figurative works and Len French for his technical draftsman ship and funky colour palette.
I am a risk taker. I like experimenting. Currently I like working the clean edged shapes and spaces that I see in nature and in man built structures. It’s a narrative about man taking over nature’s environment.
I’m currently projecting the man made landscape of 2020 into a defining realm; the downfall of safe havens for our birds and wildlife. Magpies put up a fight if you look like stepping into their territory, even if it is your backyard! However, they have the last laugh when they see you isolated in your boxed structures as CV19 controls the humans while the birds fly free and easy! My urban works are created to bring nature into the house as a gentle reminder of appreciating the land and its occupants in these harrowing times and also to put a smile on your face because of the happy colours I use!

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