I am intrigued by the influence of light as it filters through the atmosphere, playing upon different surfaces and transforming colours. Some of my paintings are the result of observing carefully arranged still life subjects and others are painted outdoors. Whatever the motif, I prefer to work directly from life because of its infinite richness.
My paintings are made in response to light. I paint what I see – reacting to the activities of the human eye as it engages with the varying world. I feel conscious of exploring a shared human experience: there is a sense of connection to the past, present and future.
– Stephanie Monteith, 2020
Stephanie Monteith is a Sydney-based artist who uses processes that involve direct observation of carefully …