Sydney, 27 Apr 2021 — 16 May 2021

15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282], Paddington 2021

Paintings from the studio & the field
- Michelle Hiscock

Landscape painting has two starting points. It can begin with noticing a real place, perhaps even one that does not strike others as immediately picturesque. Or it may arise from imagination, memory, meditation on the work of great predecessors. But from whichever side it starts, it will usually elicit an answering impulse from the other, and the two will meet in a synthesis that will be different for each artist, in a unique equilibrium that defines individual style.

With some painters, it is only the final synthesis that we are allowed to see, and that synthesis can too often be predictable and formulaic, feeding the market’s appetite for consistent product. Michelle Hiscock’s pictures, on the other hand, are never the outcome of a preconceived formula. What is so appealing about her exhibitions is that she has the confidence and generosity to let us into the process by which her paintings take shape.

The dialectic that underpins Michelle Hiscock’s painting of the natural world is not mechanical but organic; disciplined and yet spontaneous, like mindful breath, with its regular sequence of inhalation and exhalation, assimilating being and articulating form.

Michelle Hiscock
Michelle Hiscock trained at the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, graduating in 1991. …
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Raymond Arnold, Michelle Hiscock and Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2021 Hadley’s Art Prize

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