Artist Statement

Cows and Ducks

The Wison Art Prize 2012

I am a figurative artist, making drawings, paintings and ceramics.

These paintings were made from drawing trips to animal pavilions at the Easter Show.
I think they reveal my love of animals and birds, and of painting.

Henry Mulholland described my paintings on abcradio702Sydney:

“Fairfax approaches the painter’s dilemma from a different direction. Her explorations... are pensive... they question their subject in gentle dialogue about what’s important in the world of colour and drawing. The subject is secondary to the work. Once the painter begins you feel the weight shift from depiction to creation. She tiptoes in the footsteps of Cezanne.”

100 words
Rachel Fairfax
June 2012

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