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Cameron-Roberts, Shirley

My paintings and drawings are heavily influenced by repetition of pattern in the natural world. It began in my childhood while wandering with my father under the red gums on the banks of the Murray River on the family farm in Victoria. Now, living near the Barrington Tops State forest in NSW surrounded by rolling hills and varied native trees I look even more closely at the network of ‘veins’ on the leaves that insects have gnawed, the shapes on butterfly wings and the twists and turns in root systems. Looking more recently at internal images of the human body I realize that we have a lot in common with other species. This is in my mind as I work with line and form to create images that speak of the natural world.





Top row from left.
Food for Insects, mm on canvas, 83 x 83 cm
Part of the Landscape - Self portrait at Eccleston, mm on canvas,152 x 152 cm,
Patterns from Nature #4, mm on canvas, 61 x 91 cm
Repetition in Nature - Interior, mm on canvas, 61 x 61 cm

2nd row from left:
The Artists’ Journey, mm on canvas, 92 x 122 cm
The Banksia - Final Glory. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 101 x 101cm
Timeless Cycle, mm on canvas, 61 x 91 cm
Treading Carefully - Quoll, mm on canvas 92 x 152 cm

Listing Details

Paintings in acrylic and mixed media Drawings in graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic.
Current Projects
Exhibition with ASW in Newcastle in 2017, Portrait commissions. Group exhibition ‘Concerning Peace’ MRAG 2018.
Available For
Portrait and other commissions Group or solo exhibitions.
Sub Category
Painting and drawing.