Anita Bye

2006

Flying Over The Bungle Bungles
 
OIL 64x64cm
2 Years After The Fire, Bogong High Plain (1)
 
OIL 39x94cm
2 Years After The Fire, Bogong High Plain (2)
 
OIL 24x60cm
Walking The Hartz Mountain Track (2) (Tas)
 
OIL 62x24cm
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About Anita Bye

My interest in art (drawing and painting) began in early childhood andcontinued throughout my years in High School in Austria and Germany, where astudy of fine arts was important to me. I recall the “exhibition” of two of myearly paintings in the corridors of the high school. After my move toMelbourne, my love of painting drew me to attend private art schools, inparticular the Melbourne School of Arts. Here my drawing and painting skillsimproved considerably. I especially enjoyed the classes of Robert Gill, artistand author of „Rendering with Pen and Ink“, who at that time taught thesubjects “Colour and Design” and “ Introduction to Perspective”.  En Plein Air painting further helped me tolearn to see.

 

 

For several  years I have beentaking classes with Ron Reynolds, artist, who has helped me to develop my own styleof „abstracting realism“, using strong colours in the paintings, which are nowa mix of geometric and natural shapes in the style of cloisonnisme. I find subjects inthe Australian and overseas landscapes, elaborating and exploring them fromvarious angles, fracturing and juxtaposing.

I have participated in various group exhibitions, exhibited as a member of Mixed Palette and held solo exhibitions In Australia and Germany.

My paintings have sold in Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.


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