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Colours of the Desert

Mary James

acrylic on linen

91cm x 61cm x 2cm


Colours of the Desert is a series of painting by Mary James that reinterprets in her own style, the experience of Central Australia and its arid landscape. Mary James is living in Elliott, a town at the fringe of the Top End, far away from her traditional homeland located in Lander River.

There is in these paintings a critical approach of the colours with warm and earthy tones that strengthen by the use of the dots in a systematic way with a very musical rhythm.

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