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Ellen Lee Osterfield

Exploring Realist Impressionism
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Artist Statement

I’m an artist who’s passionate about Australia, having travelled this country extensively from early teenage years, seeing first hand it’s magnificent landscape, native flora, bird life and trees! I also have an affinity with early Australia and life on the farm in days gone by. I get excited at the sight of an old rusty gate with the wire hanging off, a line of crooked wooden fence posts half eaten by white ants, and the remains of an old house with its battle scarred chimney that’s half fallen down! I love smell of eucalyptus trees and the earthen fragrance of damp ground after rain! I work in a variety of media but prefer to use pen and ink combined with watercolour and most recently have added an extra dimension to my work using acrylic and texture medium! Through my art I want to engage people with the natural beauty of Australia! My passion for drawing and painting has grown with every passing year! The incredible bonus for me is having the absolute privilege of sharing that passion with others. Taking the time to appreciate creation and learning as much about my subjects and my ability to capture them authentically is at the forefront of my artistic career! For me, drawing and painting equals ‘happiness”!

Ellen Lee Osterfield

Bendigo Studio Gallery

Art Studio & Gallery