"HARMONY" by SALTWATER WOMAN
OPENING NIGHT I SATURDAY THE 1st OF APRIL 2023, 6PM TILL 8PM
SHOWING DATES I WEDNESDAY THE 26th MARCH TILL THURSDAY THE 6th OF APRIL
Annalisa Lawrence, known as SALTWATER WOMAN is an artist who creates unique and unforgettable images for her viewers. Born in Tasmania, she now calls Newcastle home. Drawing inspiration from her travels, coastal lifestyle, and personal experiences, Annalisa's evocative and free art style is reflected in her mixed media pieces. Combining materials such as acrylic paint, texture mediums, ink, oil pastel, fabric, thread and paper, her signature aesthetic is instantly recognizable for its texture, calming hues, and visually appealing compositions of figures by the seaside.
Annalisa's figurative approach is restrained, with a painting style that embodies the wabisabi philosophy, with attention to light and form. Her unique images have been featured in magazines and interior design publications across Australia, notably art edit, swell and inside out magazine.
Annalisa's work has been featured in numerous galleries and art fairs nationally with collectors across Australia, Europe and the USA. Through her paintings, she not only captures the beauty of the coastal environment, but they also convey a deeper emotional connection to the subject matter, making her work both visually stunning and meaningful.
As an artist, she endeavours to strike a harmonious balance between playful and serious elements within her creative work. Annalisa's objective is to encapsulate the potency of our physical presence while in a state of relaxation. This body of work delves into themes of Harmony with both nature and one another, as well as the introspection of our rapport with the natural world, specifically the ocean.
By utilising movement, light, and the absence of facial features, her paintings emphasise the significance of our physical presence and the nonverbal communication our bodies convey. A day spent at the seashore consists of seemingly insignificant rituals, which, despite their functionality, hold great significance. From brushing sand off a towel after a swim, to the unconscious action of closing one's eyes when applying sunscreen, to the reflexive withdrawal from the anticipation of the water's temperature just before it touches our toes; these small, almost ceremonial moments celebrate nature's contribution to our well-being.