2002-2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Arts), Sydney College of The Arts, University of Sydney
The paintings in Gallery One reflect the influence of the environment that I am working and living, with subtle, blended, almost realistic grounds, and an ”edge” or “line”, which can be a simple brush stroke, or paint dragged across the canvas with a palette knife, creating a certain tension, leaving those that engage with the work to … imagine.
The images in Gallery Two reflect my interest in abstraction and the use of colour and texture. The conceptual underpinning of my abstract works is the signifier: a suggestion; a symbol; a sign… a mark. The mark is symbolic of a language used at another time in my life, namely, shorthand. A method of rapid handwriting using simple strokes or outlines to replace letters, I enjoy being able to make marks that aren”t immediately obvious, but give my work a deeper meaning, enabling me to leave my individual message in each work.
Part of my investigation of the symbolic and language uses the ground as a counter-point to the lineal mark, manipulating the surface and employing various techniques where oil paint is applied in either transparent or opaque layers, with hard edges often softened by free brush-strokes, exploring the tension between the hard and blended edges, frequently intensified by the choice of colour.
The works in Gallery Three use the traditional methods of glazing, and include still life, portraiture, botanical and fabric. I enjoy exploring the different mediums on different surfaces , including canvas, linen, clayboard and wooden panels.
2011 “Keeping Company 2011″, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Group Show
2010 “Small works group exhibtion at Headland Park”, Mosman
“Coffee heart Starter, International College of Mgmt, Manly
2009 “Meet the Artists at Headland Park”, Group Show, Landship Gallery
2008 “Meet the Artists at Headland Park”, Group Show
“Middle Head Artists, Art House”, Sydney
2007 ”Frances Keevil Gallery” Launch + Exhibition, Double Bay
Space4art07@The Landship Gallery, Headland Park, Mosman
2006 ”Frances Keevil Art” November Art Show, Woollahra
”Art IM”, Exhibition/Auction/Dinner, Artichoke Gallery Café, Manly
”Art in the Open 2006″ Group Show, Headland Park Open Day, Mosman
“Landship Exhibition”, Group Show, Headland Park, Mosman
“Between Surface and Substance”, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington
”The Art Studio Sale”, Headland Park Studios
2005 “Small Artworks Show”, Newport Artworks Gallery
”Emergent”, Newport Artworks Gallery
“Student Diversity”, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2004 ”Graduation Show”, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
”Sydney Affordable Art Show”, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
2003 “Kitsch”, Newspace Gallery, Rozelle
“Girls Night Out”, Newspace Gallery, Rozelle