oil on board
150 x 120 cm
Magpie on an English Regency mahogany recamier, with Indiennes-style wallpaper. Magpies can live for up to 22 years and develop very special relationships with their humans. They recognise our faces, entertain us with their mimicry (they can do dogs, chainsaws and emergency sirens), and often feel comfortable marching indoors to find out why their breakfast is delayed.
It is only natural that birds are a feature of Fiona Smith’s most recent work. Growing up on the fringes of the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in Sydney, her playmates were usually the birds she trained to eat from her hands, her lazy Siamese cat, or the fish she fed as she snorkeled the wide creek at the end of her backyard.
A former journalist, Fiona built upon her early training at Julian Ashton art school to learn from some of Australia’s most celebrated artists and has spent five years transitioning from producing words to making paintings.
Now a full time artist, she is motivated by creating an emotional connection with viewers. Reaching into her own life for the things and moments she treasures, Fiona looks for subjects that will also trigger memories and nostalgia in others.
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