Mary-Anne Stuart is a contemporary mixed media artist based in Melbourne.

Colour and pattern are constant elements in her art. In fact, she believes pattern is integral to life; the very fabric of life, whether human, botanical or animal. Her art works reflect this and her love of Australian flora and fauna.

Mary-Anne Stuart ‘Banksia in gouache’ 2016

” The Banksia is my muse and has been my obsession and subject for the last few years.  I have coined a phrase – Banksia imaginata – to describe the body of my artworks that are intuitively created and inspired by the unique structure, colours and patterns found in this Australian native plant species.”

Concern for the environment leads her to re-use everyday items in her mark making techniques – from kitchen tools to paper coffee cups, cardboard and sticks, envelopes, magazines and plastic waste material.

“The process of creating an artwork is one of real joy and absorption of attention for me and I want people who see my works to also realise the joy I feel about the beauty of the natural world.

If there is one thing I’m trying to communicate, it’s that.

There is a constant overlapping of art, nature, science, music; I see patterns in all of these.  Nature seems random and chaotic but there is a plan; it just takes a while to find it.  I like to let the materials find their way, to replicate nature.

You can see current works – paintings & works on paper & works in progress here and  selected works are for sale on Bluethumb and in my Etsy store. You can learn more about her here.

2019 calendar

COME SEE ME IN CATHEDRAL ARCADE – ARTIST CARDS AND SMALL WORKS ON PAPER

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I’m in two exhibitions in the run up to the end of 2019.
SMALL! At Forty Five Downstairs
From 29 November to 14 December
LINDEN POSTCARD SHOW
Linden New Art Gallery, Acland St, St Kilda
From 23 November 2019 to 9 February 2020
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MANIFEST, an exhibition by members of the MAVA Collective.
345 GALLERY, 345 MONT ALBERT ROAD, MONT ALBERT
EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 10 2020!!

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, POLICE POINT SHIRE PARK, PORTSEA, OCTOBER 2019

ART4ALL, SEPTEMBER 2019
FAIRFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL, LANGRIDGE STREET, FAIRFIELD VIC

MOUNT VIEW ART SHOW AUGUST 2019
MOUNT VIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL, SHEPHERD ROAD, GLEN WAVERLEY

CAMBERWELL ART SHOW, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY, HAWTHORN, JUNE 2019

Eco Printed Card of original work “Lady Wren Embroiders”. Available in my Etsy store $4 each or 4 for $12

MAKERS MARKET, DISTRICT DOCKLANDS, SUNDAYS IN JUNE 2019

BIRDS OF KING ISLAND EXHIBITION, KING ISLAND, TASMANIA APRIL 2019

A fundraising exhibition for bird conservation. I contributed my original mixed media work, Lady Wren Embroiders.

BLACK CAT GALLERY, EXHIBITION MARCH 2019

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