Terry-Pauline Price



Birth Place: Australia

Background:
With Terry Pauline Price's Romantic tendencies it is little wonder to realise that Terry Pauline holds the distinction of being a direct descendent of he the great Romantic German composer Schumann.

Themes:
Terry Pauline Price is an artist whose paintings always feature a youthful feminine form – is it the artist herself we must ask? - usually in buccolic surroundings, amidst the presence of birds, whose presence represent not only ‘freedom’ but a palpable connection to Nature with, maybe children have the easiest, closest affiliation with as they play, imagine, explore and make-believe.

Her paintings have a charm which manages to combine an almost European style of elegance, with a diverse use of vibrant colour, softened, as if by time, to create images whose sense of serenity adds to the feeling of timelessness - rather than that of a ‘time gone by’.

Price’s paintings are not recreations of an other time; on the contrary, the artist’s focus is on Nature, and it is the very neutral treatment of the costumes and props in her pictures which gives them a relevance to any age - the Age of Childhood – something we can all relate to. Her paintings are all set within the unmistakeable environment and light of Australia, within which Terry Pauline Price has created a genre all of her own.

She often depicts the magpie, which, in Greek mythology represents the re-incarnated Muses, those daughters of Zeus who each represented beauty, grace and the arts.
Price cleverly mixes the familiar with stories from mythology creating an atmosphere in her painting that harmonizes both extremes, enabling them to sit comfortably within her pictures.

These paintings speak w to us as they rekindle our memories of childhood and take us back to a time of stillness and freedom.

How Terry-Pauline Price manages to balance the many contrary aspects of her work is not only her gift, but her signature style.

The artist’s focus is on Nature, and with the neutral rendering of the costumes and properties used in her works, she is able to make these images transcend time.

Her divese use of vibrant colour which prices uses to dscribe her rural settings is fused with a genteleness of light which is uniquely Austalian.

She creates an atmospheric poetry which unifies all of the elements in her work and creates a very successful whole.



Education:
Having been born into a family very much concerned with the Arts, it was only after a prolonged period of travelling in Europe that Price eventually returned to Australia to study art, as the basis to an incredibly successful 30-year career as a full time artist ever since.

Her paintings have a charm which manages to combine an almost European style of elegance, with a diverse use of vibrant colour, softened, as if by time, to create images whose sense of serenity adds to the feeling of timelessness - rather than that of a ‘time gone by’.

Price’s paintings are not recreations of an other time; on the contrary, the artist’s focus is on Nature, and it is the very neutral treatment of the costumes and props in her pictures which gives them a relevance to any age - the Age of Childhood – something we can all relate to. Her paintings are all set within the unmistakeable environment and light of Australia, within which Terry Pauline Price has created a genre all of her own.





Solo Exhibitions:
30 years of exhibiting throughout Australia, including 3 exhibitions in Western Australia, the first at Gadfly Gallery in 2008.


Terry-Pauline Price
at a glance


Gadfly Exhibitions
16 Jul - 01 Aug 2010
...and the magic begins...

27 Aug - 14 Sep 2008
Free Spirit



Magic in the Garden
 
All My Friends
 
Mystical Hideaway
 
Roller Girl
 
Night Lights
 
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