Melony Smirniotis is a textural expressionist, local to the leafy Northern Sydney suburb of North Epping. Completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean in 1998 marked the beginning of taking her artwork to a new level. Post University studies, teaching, exhibiting and curating have been Melony's key areas of focus in the past two decades.
Texture and colour, light and movement remain a constant source of painting inspiration. Such elements are observed and recorded on a conscious and subconscious level daily. This collection of thoughts and experiences tend to build and then eventually pour out into the canvas. Melony remains open to the concept of change pushing herself to engage in the exploration of tools and mediums. Her constant is the tactility of her work and the subject matter being nature. Melony aspires to create work that evokes emotion and warms the soul, celebrating natural surroundings.
“The art making process nourishes, challenges, provokes, humbles and provides grounding and perspective. My surroundings constantly influence technique and choice of materials”.
Melony has recently joined the BCFA Putney stable of artists and we look forward to forthcoming solo shows for Melony within our 2021 exhibiting calendar.