Studied at the National Art School, Sydney NSW
Emily Corte Donovan is an emerging Australian artist based in Queensland, Australia. Her practice is concerned with environment and identity and focuses on contemporary portraiture. She is inspired by the work of printmakers David Frazner and Ian Phillips. She is interested in depicting the essence of a person, their personal traits and connections to their surroundings and immediate environment. A close understanding of her subjects is crucial and lends a respectful and sincere quality to the portraits.
Emily Corte Donovan’s body of work explores the relationship between person and place through a relief printmaking practice. She examines the relationship between identity and environment through ecology seeking to depict the environment as a reflection of the self, a form of portraiture. Her ambition is for the audience to consider the relationship between themselves and their environment and to recognise the importance of place in shaping their identity.
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Ana Young "The Silence of Trees" @ HARVEY GALLERIES MOSMAN, 3 - 28 April 2020
‘The view from my studio window at Primrose Park lead my eyes directly to a small clump of trees, they watch me silently, quiet sentinels. sounds filter through, fronds swaying, bark creaking, water running towards the bay. Light becomes magician changing volume and space, their trunks fade in and out enveloped in fog, mist, rain. Some mornings they march towards me.
I do not wish to paint the trees literally, rather, the feeling of time standing, delaying holding me while I absorb and look repeatedly at these trees, they intrigue me, everyday becomes a new version of the day before. There is always the possibility of renewal. They wait for me and I wait for them to find a place In my paintings.’
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