"EXPLORATION"

stretching creativity and imagination through abstract art 

ARTIST STATEMENT

These works reflect my love for pushing the boundaries of art in unconventional ways through the use of acrylic paints, inks, paint polymers and resin. 

01 -SUNRISE BAY - TANNA ISLAND 

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$2,000 | 180cm x 75cm | acrylic & resin on cotton canvas & steel frame 

This painting took over 4 months to complete, it is on heavy cotton canvas starting with 3 blended layers of acrylic paint, 5 layers of resin and pigments with plenty of texture on the base to add to the different depths and dimensions of the painting.  All of these layers make it a whopping 10kg! 

My husband and our close friend Brenton hand made the steel frame, as I wanted an industrial feel to the finished piece (I let the steel rust for 5 days to get just the right aged patina I was looking for). I named this painting Sunrise Bay as it reminds me of the volcanic island beaches on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. My daughter and I went there about 7 years ago and the scenery is just amazing. 

02 - NOVEMBER RAIN 

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$1,400 | 100cm | resin & acrylic roundie on birchwood panel board 

This piece took 2 months - and 6 layers of resin and pigments, quite a lot of sanding in-between layers. This piece is a little different as I wanted to try some earthy pigments, my theme was from the desert to the rain forest.

03 - AURORA 

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$950 | 80cm |acrylic & resin roundie on birchwood panel 

This piece took over a month to complete, it has only 3 layers of resin, pigments, and acrylic paints. I used my favourite pigments of green and blues. The inspiration came from the Aurora Australis otherwise known as the southern lights in Antarctica.

04 - MIDNIGHT BLUES 

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$950 | 180cm x 75cm | acrylic & resin roundie on birchwood panel 

This painting was a working progress over 6 months as I was indecisive and not happy with each layer I think in the end it has around 8 layers. I started off with wanting a sunset theme using oranges and pinks but something was off, so I sat for a long time watching a sunset and from light to dark I loved the blues and the black of the horizon, hence the change in colours, it ended up being a combination of day and night.

Lesley Payne is a visual artist from the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Experimenting with mix mediums such as resin, ink and acrylics- Lesley is obsessed with movement, flow, texture and vibrancy. "I like to think that when people look at my work they lose themselves inside an entirely other world".