FINDING MY WAY is a solo exhibition of art works created by emerging artist, Wenda Grant.
Wenda has been painting for just three years and is
becoming recognised for her love of bright colour which
she thouhtfully and playfully uses in her mostly abstract
She applies paint in layers then enjoys scratching into
the wet paint with implements such as skewers, chop
sticks or her finger nails to make lines, shapes and
patterns or with pastels and paint pens when the paint is
Wenda has a deep affinity to Victoria’s south west coast
and her earlier watercolour paintings on paper are
heavily influenced from her time spent there. These
abstract paintings show a wonderland that could exist
under the water in her imagination.
It was however, when Wenda started to explore the
properties of acrylic paint and harder substrates such as
board and canvas to paint on that she could create more
texture and heavier bodied layers. She was on her way!
Interestingly, Wenda found that mountains or ridges
seemed to appear a lot on these harder surfaces even
though she had no intention of painting them.
“I have learnt that the painting shows me the way and
tells me what is needed.”