ARTIST PROFILE – Deirdre Jack
I am a landscape painter and have lived for over four decades in The High Country with my work being drawn predominantly from what this region offers. I now live in Bairnsdale where the subject provides very different qualities.
As a colourist my passion lies in employing colours which resonate with each other within the mood of the painting , whether they be saturated and strong or the subtle greyed colours of the Australian bush .
I seek the patterns in nature which are duplicated and which provide rhythms which please me.
My oil paintings are sensations rather than a literal representation of the subject. I work from sketches and often return to the studio with a remembered impression of the subject although I favour plein air painting where response is immediate and vital.
I have worked consistently, exhibited periodically since 1989 including solo shows at Gardner Galleries Richmond, East Gippsland Art Gallery and Orbost Exhibition centre