'Vanessa White captures the love of all things budgie. An award-winning breeder, Vanessa is entranced with a bird that has become renowned as a household pet yet retains its exotic allure. Her artworks shine with wit and humour, enhanced by a joyous melding of the abstract Expressionism and pop art styles.'

- Mornington Peninsular Magazine

 

My budgerigar paintings are a melding of the joyous spectrum of Abstract Expressionism, the decorative formalism of Pop-Art, and the wit and humour of working with the imagery of the conundrum of the exotic-ordinary, in my case, rare breeds of common pet birds. My work is both ironic, artistically playing on sublimated forms of humour, while deeply engaged with the key subject of work, the budgerigar.

 

The budgies are set within an abstract field of expressionist, poured paint, depicted disproportionately large, on a totemic pedestal, which is imagery based on my interest in the remarkable social, conceptual, and functional ceramic work of Ettore Sottsass. The expressive dynamic of poured paint, with its fluid, osmotic effects, is also something obliquely influenced by listening to the extended music sets of Jerry Garcia. 

 

25 limited edition fine art prints.

Matte paper Sihl Aquarelle 3338 medium textured natural white 210gm paper.

A3 size paper 42 x 29.7cm

Fits any A3 frame. Photo of framed print is an example.

'Ettore's Yellowface', limited edition fine art print.

$145.00Price
  • Matte paper Sihl Aquarelle 3338 medium textured natural white 210gm paper.

    A3 size paper 42 x 29.7cm