“I am Australian, and I love painting the Australian landscape. Australia has one of the oldest landscapes in the world. The earth has been scarred and worn over time so that the mountains are rounded into humanlike slopes and curves, and the rich ochre colours lend themselves to this illusion.”
Australian artist, Gay Emmerson graduated the Canberra School of Art in 1979, specializing in Painting, and over the next thirty years had numerous mostly solo exhibitions in galleries in and around Canberra, and also participated in group exhibitions.
The recipient of several prizes and awards during this time she has completed a large triptych for the Cadets' Mess in the Defence Force Academy in Canberra. More recently she has begun exhibiting in Sydney, at Sheffer Gallery, and had a solo exhibition in London. Gay Emmerson now lives in Gerringong, on Australia's east coast. Presently she is working on paintings for an exhibition with Georgia Freebody at Sheffer Gallery in Sydney next June.
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