Kylie Sirett draws inspiration for her still life works in oils from her immediate surroundings.

The Hive celebrates nature in year-end exhibition

November 28, 2019 BY

The final exhibition for the year at The Hive Gallery is a celebration of nature’s provisions and beauty.

Gifts for the Table is a joint exhibition of still life works from Kylie Sirett and Alexandra Lewisohn. Unique arrangements of both flowers and fruit are captured to create reflection, gratitude and a different perspective.

Alexandra Lewisohn of Daylesford returns from a small break from painting, inspired by the cottage garden she has lovingly created over time.

Her quarter of an acre garden has been designed around colour schemes and views to be painted. Spring provides an explosion of flowers, and blossoms in all shapes, colours and textures.

“The rich volcanic soil means there is always something to pick and paint and I have thoroughly enjoyed capturing the fine detail on an intimate scale that the gouache on the small ply panels has allowed,” she said.

From her Melbourne studio, Kylie Sirett draws inspiration for her still life works in oils from her immediate surroundings. Using readily available produce, Kylie attempts to capture the beauty and her appreciation of what’s around us every day.

Using a combination of carefully selected, natural forms, Kylie draws attention to light and its effect on surfaces and textures. Her strong compositions highlight the aesthetic beauty though colour and form, and in the process create food for thought.

All are welcome to the opening on December 7 from 2-4pm at The Hive Gallery, 41 Smithton Street, Ocean Grove.

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