34 Wendy Sharpe

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


[Image courtesy of the artist]

Wendy Sharpe | Taylors Square | 2014 | oil on canvas | 125 x 100 cm

Artist Statement

This painting is part of a recent series of work about night and how it transforms things. I explored this theme in many ways, sometimes with dreamed or imagined figures and sometimes based on something from experience. This work comes from walking around Sydney's Darlinghurst and Kings Cross late at night. I made several paintings about the groups of young women who crowd the street. Some of these images relate to German expressionist paintings of urban life.