Mixed Media 2016
Currently at Gallery Opera Labo there are four works now on show by the Western Australian artist Lynne Norton a graduate from Claremont School of Art and Curtin University. These recent smallish works by Norton may well be influenced by her mothers studio praxis, being china painting with the modernist designs of Australian wildflowers as the motif.
Parents have often influenced there children one way or another within their artistic lives, Picasso's parents supported him, so did Matisse's mother, the list could go on and in Norton's case she was lucky enough to be supported by two brilliant artists, being her mother and her father Frank Norton (Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, maritime and war artist).
These current wildflower artworks on show now at Gallery Opera Labo are more than just decorative images, they reveal an artist confident within herself and passionately painting her chosen subject matter being Australian wildflowers.
Mixed Media 2016
If Japan with its exquisite floral Ikebani and gardens is highly civilised, the wonderment for Australia is just how these delicate petalled flowers grow so wildly and beautifully in the very short Australian spring. How often did one see the thousands of acres of beautiful wildflowers in the deserts of Western Australia that seemed to stretch forever only to be burnt by the onset of the furnace like hellish heat that the of that long Australian summer.
Within these small artworks by Norton she puts her focus on a few petals and renders with the same driven commitment as any of the other great artists, who has rendered flowers and the results are exquisite and a joy to the human spirit which is pretty much what beautiful flora does raise your mood.
If you're interested in any of these artworks please contact the gallery link below
Link to wildflowers