About Anita Bye
My interest in art (drawing and painting) began in early childhood and continued throughout my years in High School in Austria and Germany, where a study of fine arts was important to me. I recall the “exhibition” of two of my early paintings in the corridors of the high school. After my move to Melbourne, my love of painting drew me to attend private art schools, in particular the Melbourne School of Arts. Here my drawing and painting skills improved considerably. I especially enjoyed the classes of Robert Gill, artist and author of „Rendering with Pen and Ink“, who at that time taught the subjects “Colour and Design” and “ Introduction to Perspective”. En Plein Air painting further helped me to learn to see.
For several years I have been
taking classes with Ron Reynolds, artist, who has helped me to develop my own style
of „abstracting realism“, using strong colours in the paintings, which are now
a mix of geometric and natural shapes in the style of cloisonnisme. I find subjects in
the Australian and overseas landscapes, elaborating and exploring them from
various 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.