Melony Kara Smirniotis Australian, b. 1974
Melony Kara 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.
Layers of Lush, 2020 Sold
Floral Lush Mini #6, 2021 Sold
Floral Lush Mini #2, 2021 Sold
Floral Lush 2, 2021 Sold
Hello Spring, 2021-22
Hydrangea & Marigold Floral Lush, 2021 Sold
Floral Lush 1, 2021 Sold
Blissful Deceleration 1, 2020 Sold
1999 Australian Catholic University, Strathfield
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education - Visual Arts
Graduate Certificate in Religious Education
1996 - 1998 University of Nepean, Kingswood Campus - Bachelor of Fine Arts
Exhibitions and workshops
2022 April Epping Art Fair People's Choice Award
2022 March Group Exhibition Gallery One 88 Fine Arts
2021 December Bendigo Bank Service to Community Award
2021 SOLO Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Floral Lush
2020, November 16th - 29th SOLO Exhibition Ocean & Earth
AAD Gallery March 2020 - December 2020, Resident Artist AAD Gallery
Christmas Exhibition 2019, December 15th Gallery 11:11 Studio & Art space
Opening Exhibition 2019, September 28th Gallery 11:11 Studio & Art space
Outliers group show 2019, May 30th - 12th June The Shop Gallery, Glebe
The Balmain Watch House, Balmain 2019, June 14th - 16th Group show - 'Divergence'
Wine Dine and paint workshop 2019, IlPosto North Epping - 'Lane Cove National Park inspired'
Garden exhibition 2018, Private residence 'In the Garden'
Wine Dine and paint workshop 2018, IlPosto North Epping titled 'Sipping by the Sea'
Hornsby Art Society 2018, '9 x 5 exhibition'
Wine Dine and paint workshop 2018, IlPosto North Epping titled 'Vino Van Gogh'
The Post office Studio Gallery 2018, Hunters Hill Outliers group exhibition
GalleryOne88 Blue Mountains 2018, Katoomba' Outliers group show' with Peter Porteous, Kristine Ballard and Tony Hooke
Garden exhibition 2017, Private residence 'In the Garden'
Balmain Watch House 2017, Balmain 'Outliers group show' with Peter Porteous, Kristine Ballard and Tony Hooke
GalleryOne88 Blue Mountains 2016, Katoomba
Solo / Collaboration with Kristine Ballard titled 'Flow'
Alpha Café 2016, Epping Charity group exhibition (32 artists) for the Unicorn Foundation and the Candlelight foundation titled 'Inner Child' ~ group show
BCFA @ Affordable Art FairStand C06 2 - 5 Jun 2022We are delighted to announce that Brenda Colahan Fine Art will be exhibiting a very select group of artworks at the inaugural Affordable Art Fair, Sydney, from 2nd -5th June 2022, to be held in the Winx Pavilion at Royal Randwick Racecourse. One of the world’s leading fairs, Affordable Art...