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McDonald presents an array of decadent still lifes in her latest body of work, depicting food and ornaments found in the everyday, creating a sumptuous feast for the eye. Composed with layers of rich colours and textures, Llael captures her subject with delicate detail.
This series highlights the beauty found within the home, inviting the viewer to pause and indulge in everyday luxuries.Greatly influenced by the Dutch masters, her softly lit compositions are very familiar, reminiscent of traditional still life paintings. Popularised in the 17th century, the still life genre continues to grab audiences attention because of its focus on the familiar and found subject, it observes what surrounds us.
These paintings showcase life sized subjects, allowing for a more legitimate connection to these objects, as if you can reach out and handle them. Llael encourages viewers to seek their own connection to her subject matter, to evoke feelings of opulence and indulgence.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Based outside of Melbourne, Llael works from her studio in the Victorian Highlands. Here, she had the time and space to set up a studio and permanent installation table to use for her still life compositions, using her own collection of sculptures as subjects for her paintings.
Having grown up in the inner-city of Melbourne, Llael was immersed into the arts from a young age. Later studying under artist Terri Matassonni at the Independent College of Art and Design in 1996.
Llael is a mid-career artist, having been practising as a professional artist for almost 27 years. She has exhibited her paintings across several galleries in Australia as well as overseas. Her work has sold into private and corporate collections in across America, France, UK and of course, Australia.