‘Connections’ in artist’s work

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It’s personal: Alyce Welbourne paints friends and family. Picture: Supplied

ALYCE Welbourne opened her exhibition at Oak Hill Gallery in Mornington last week with her first series of paintings entitled Static.

Her works feature several nude life drawings she completed at the gallery’s Thursday life drawing sessions.

In 2013 and 2014, Welbourne, 22, of Mt Martha, won the Lady Potter Young Australian Artist of the Year award, and these pieces are also on display.

“Oil painting and drawing is a hobby of mine,” Welbourne said. “I went to Mornington Secondary College and did VCE art, graduating in 2015.”

However, her future may have a different focus: “I aspire to become a paramedic having studied paramedicine at Monash University graduating in 2019.

“My portraiture work is very personal to me. I choose to paint friends and family with who I have a connection. My inspiration is drawn from my love for colour and the strong feelings we share. My favourite medium is oils, due to their flexibility and slower drying times which can work both for and against me.”

Her exhibition is open 11am-4pm until Wednesday 29 May at Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington.

First published in the Mornington News – 14 May 2019

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