Sue Rosalind Vesely
A hauntingly beautiful scene, whose perspective allows to exhibit the painting in portrait and landscape orientation. The colours and the drawing are meant to be beautiful, in contrast with the ideas in the work, which are not decorative. The deceptively convincing natural appearance of the work is meant to seduce the viewer into accepting the reality of what he is seeing. The easy readability of these figurative images is meant to draw the viewers in and to engage them with the dream-like process of remembering, then into interpreting what they see. The messages within each painting are the results of the process, like something washed up on a shore. It is not simply an illustration of a pre-written narrative. To the artist, the paintings are about whatever they look like in the end. More importantly, it is the viewers, via their own sub-conscious analysis, who decide on the messages that they find.