The hills are alive...

Born in Sydney in the early 1970s, Melanie De Boehmler is fascinated by the landscapes she has lived in – both in Australia and in New Zealand. But since moving to Lismore at the beginning of last year, Melanie’s fascination with this area’s particularly beautiful landscape has been transfered to canvas.

Her sometimes humourous, sometimes fantastical exhibition at Invercauld House (in Invercauld Rd, Goonellabah) is inspired by the rolling hills and bright beachscapes of the Northern Rivers. As well, the exhibition showcases some of her ink, pastel and pencil work that incorporates strange characters from her very active imagination.

“The body of paintings I have produced is a kind of instinctive homage to these precious lands that I hold so dear, while the drawings have been an indulgence for my love for spontaneous character invention,” Melanie said.

Her exhibition runs until the end of May.


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