Julie Lark and Sheryl Miller – Art from the Heart

Magpie Room, Dirty Jane’s Canberra
80 Collie Street Fyshwick
Until 21 March 2021
Open daily 10am to 5pm

Julie Lark’s lustrous alcohol ink abstract works are paired with  Sheryl Miller’s distinctive landscapes and bird paintings in the current exhibition in the Magpie Room at Dirty Jane’s Canberra. The artists create joyous works and clearly share a love of colour and line.

Julie Lark talks with Barbie about her work at Dirty Jane’s

Julie Lark’s well developed technique in the alcohol ink medium results in flowing, layered pieces which remind one of floating gossamer or chiffon scarves, but which can be seen as landscapes, cloudscapes or any number of flights of fancy. They are a pleasure for the viewer, allowing total freedom in interpretation.

Sheryl Miller may surprise the traditional ornithological drawing fan, as she has placed her fine depitcions of birds on backgrounds of geometric shapes and other patterns rather than setting them in the usual bush or sky. Similarly her landscapes are so heightened in their colours that they feel almost surreal. It’s good to be surprised I think.

The artists have created not only a body of wall work but a variety of cards and small works mounted to  matt board for purchase by those not in the market for a larger piece.

Thank you to Dirty Jane’s Canberra for welcoming us to the Magpie Room for an interview with Julie Lark.