Currently exhibiting at Mercure, Ballarat until 11th November
Escape is the first solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ballarat based artist Abbie Matthews, on display from Oct 3 to Nov 11 in the lounge area at Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre.
After discovering her love of oil painting at a young age, Abbie has been captivated by exploring shape, colour, texture, light and space through painting. Circles and fractured landscapes make up this recent series of paintings.
“Each night, after I put my two daughters to bed, I paint. It takes me to another place within myself, I travel through painting and I find that it’s the most healthy and settling part of my day. This exhibition is a product of a time in my day where I focus, relax and escape.”