Monday, April 30, 2012

Carly Nasso

Carly Nasso has had 20 years of exhibiting diminutive, collaged paintings and drawings of curious characters.

After living all her life in the city, Carly and her young family moved to a small Mid Western town on the edge of the wheatbelt in Western Australia. These works are directly influenced by the experience.

These new, one-off works are created with an array of materials including felt, paper, pencil, felt pen, crayon and paint.
The unusual characters are sometimes animalistic and not quite human. They exist in a world where nature and science combine with fantasy and emotion.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Natalie Acton

Natalie Acton brightens the month of April at Ruck Rover with her quirky and heartwarming illustrations.

Living and creating in Fremantle, Natalie draws much of her inspiration from the port town's surrounds. Her work has a vintage/retro spice, and she cites artists such as Del Kathryn Barton, Andrew Nicholls, Fleur Schell, Pippin Drysdale, Tamara de Lempicka and Jodee Knowles and her influences.

Natalie completed a Bachelor of Art and Education in 2008. She potters, prints, designs and sculpts with enthusiasm. All of Natalie's exhibition prints are permaset ink on fabric, mounted on premium, eco-friendly, cotton duck (commonly called canvas, not an actual duck, for animal fans playing at home).

Natalie's works will be adding sparkle and inspiring smiles at Ruck Rover until the end of April.