|Rosemary Valadon - Dutiful Daughter Oil on canvas|
"I have a work in the Portia Geach currently on exhibition at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney. It is a painting of friend and fellow artist Genevieve Carrol and her daughter Parris Dewhurst. It is quite a small work for me, to add to the intimate nature of the subject – a grown up daughter taking over the arrangement of her mother’s hair". Rosemary Valadon
Rosemary Valadon is an award winning Australian artist (the Blake Religious Art Prize, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, amongst others). She is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Sulman, Blake, Portia Geach and Mosman prizes. Her career spans 35 years, and survey Shows of her work were held at the Macquarie University Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, in 2006 and 2007.
Valadon is represented in major Australian collections including BHP Billiton, National Portrait Gallery, Uniting Church, Macquarie University Gallery, Bathurst and Muswellbrook Regional Galleries, Art Bank, and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Her interest in the ‘feminine’ and depictions of women throughout the ages has been a major focus of her work. This has been explored through the theatrical worlds of ancient mythologies, psychological theories, and fairy tales.
Rosemary currently has her artwork at the Jean Bellette Gallery Hill End in a group show From the studio - Artists of Hill End.
For more information on Rosemary's artwork go to http://www.rosemaryvaladon.com.au/