FRANCES KEEVIL GALLERY
TAKE A MOMENT 18 – 23 JUNE 2019
‘Take a moment’ is Shelley Burnham’s 12th Solo exhibition.
This series of paintings is inspired by photographs she has taken, along with her own imagining of the world around her. Shelley wanted to illustrate the abstract concept of being present in a moment using her unique painting skills.
‘Take a moment’ is a glimpse into Shelley’s life that is not distracted by the past or the future.
Shelley Burnham grew up in Melbourne where she studied advertising at RMIT. Upon moving to Sydney she began to pursue her passion for art, Shelley initially painted in watercolour under the tutelage of Pam Sackville before making the switch to acrylics and oils with Juliet Holmes à Court and mixed media with Pamela Cowper.
Shelley’s paintings are executed with a deep sensitivity and an obsessive passion for her craft. Her great love and appreciation of the Australian landscape is a backdrop to Shelley’s acute observations of life. Her multi-faceted paintings often include a quirky sense of humour and childlike honesty and observation. Each painting is imbued with a magic and whimsical quality that is brought to life by her command of colour and texture.
“I think it is really important in our fast paced lives full of distractions vying for our attention to just take a step back and be present – to experience the moment for what it is and to engage with it. That feeling is what I have tried to capture in paint.”
– Shelley Burnham 2019
Frances Keevil Gallery, Bay Village, 28 – 34 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028 t: 02 9327 2475
Exhibition to be opened by Mr Simon Chan, Director of Art Atrium. Opening night Wed June 19th 6-8pm.
Wine kindly sponsored by The Cookhouse Randwick