Felicity Palmateer is an artist specialising in drawing, mixed media, printmaking and painting.
Art and surfing are my two greatest passions, and I am never sure whether I am an artist who surfs, or a surfer who creates art. Fortunately, my two passions do not struggle for supremacy and their reciprocal relationship never ceases to amaze me. For me, surfing creates a natural synergy between self-expression, freedom and raw emotion that defies words and it is these sensations, or the perception of them, that inspired the Skin Deep art pieces. The art pieces have been created on images captured at surfing locations in Western Australia. These images were superimposed with thin, white lined, abstract figures I created using white acrylic paint and a potters’ slip trailing tool. There were no second chances with this process and it took incredible concentration, a steady hand and an intrinsic ability to create free flowing lines that express the ebb and flow of the ocean and its promise of freedom. These abstract figures celebrate the female form and reflect my personal journey towards gaining an understanding of what it means to be free and what it means to be empowered and liberated by embracing femininity.
Felicity is participating in the 2021 Margaret River Region Open Studios. For more information on the opening hours of her studio, visit https://www.mrropenstudios.com.au/member/dorothy-davies?rq=Dorothy%20Davies%20.
- Address: Hardware Creative, 10397 Bussell Highway,Witchcliffe,WA,
- Phone: 0410 905 100
- Email: [email protected]