The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101

Why does art matter?? For without perspective, life would be awfully dull!  It is our most expressive form of sharing. Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art. The artsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton

Above: Michelle Breton, Honey Dreaming, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Above: Michelle Breton, Trompette au Soleil, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Michelle Breton’s ouevre relates to deep inward feelings rather than appealing to the intellect –  a visceral expression of motifs. Organic is form and matter,Continue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!

In the last post for the year, 2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for many. I for one, am looking forward to a complete summer break with my favourite little peeps, my twin 8 year old’s.  It’s all about having fun and being in the moment, taking our time, and few plans except soaking up theContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton

Caravonesque,  Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 183 x 183cm. Michelle Breton’s ouevre relates to deep inward feelings rather than appealing to the intellect –  a visceral expression of motifs. Organic is form and matter, the works are resolved instinctively and intuitively. Filled with movement and chaos and control, Breton is a master of the abstractContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: Thresholds of Perception

Melbournian artist Camille Hannah wants to challenge you. She wants to make you wonder about the contrasts between painting, photography and sculpture, and blur the lines between tradition and modernity. Hannah works on perspex, painting luscious strokes of oils onto the back of convex domed circles, using handmade brushes – a skill she picked upContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Thresholds of Perception”

The Finkelstein Files: The Sublime Ms.Shaw

Artist Kate Shaw has an enduring fascination with interplanetary colonisation and what it might mean. Through a series of vibrant, psychedelic landscapes, she suggests these yearnings are a complicated combination of hope for new beginnings and a sense of hopelessness about a planet we seem certain we’ll lose. “My practice re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscapeContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Sublime Ms.Shaw”

The Finkelstein Files: Artist Craig Waddell

Sensual and tactile, Craig Waddell’s work celebrates both the sublime and the imperfect. Laying down paint, wet into wet, observing while intuitive colour and gesture build and change, he destroys, renews and resurrects images from everyday life.