Bega Girl/ finalist in the Calleen Art Prize Cowra NSW

My current painting practice explores elements of pictorial ambiguity, intrigue and the deployment of discontinuous space. Bega Girl is a painting composed from a photograph taken at the end of the 19th century by William Henry Corkhill. Historical photographs often have an air of mystery about them and speak to us on many levels.  Her image coupled with remnants of an interior and abstract space is used to heighten the psychology of the painting.