Ileigh Hellier - Ether and Blue - Exhibition

Ileigh Hellier

Ileigh Hellier

Ileigh Hellier is an Australian landscape artist based in Newcastle, NSW.

Her works are influenced by the natural landscape of the central and mid north coast of NSW. She shares a beloved creative studio with six other artists fondly known as The Sh**ty Shed. Here, the seven artists laugh, create and muse on their unique crafts, all the while encouraging each other’s practice.

Says Ileigh of her work: “My works are influenced by the natural landscape around me. They are quite abstract and I often use exaggerated or simplified colours, shapes and textures to represent things. I think this is one of the things that I enjoy most about painting. Being able to paint something but not necessarily portraying what it actually looks like. There is a lot of freedom and play in that. “

Ileigh graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2017. She has been a finalist in the Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling ScholarshipJohn Glover Art Prize and Little Things Art Prize.

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