'If a novel can describe the world we live in, a portrait assumes the perilous and impossible task of describing a single human.'
– Ben Quilty
Dear... is a series of painted letters to artists who have influenced Natasha's practice. An expression of admiration, each work pays homage through both artists' aesthetics.
'Each work is created as a painted letter which I addressed to the artist. It felt appropriate to make the work in this form due to the often very personal and lyrical themes within their work.'
This is Natasha’s first exhibition since winning the Brett Whiteley Scholarship, Kilgour Prize, Mosman Prize, and returning from her residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Natasha is also a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize with her entry Dear Brett (The Blue Room), which reference's Brett Whiteley's 1976 Archibald winning entry Self portrait in the studio.