Llewellyn Skye, born in Gosford, NSW, Australia, and known simply as Skye. Raised in Sydney, completing her BFA at the National Art School 2005, followed by further study at the Sydney Gallery School. Now living and working on the Gold Coast, Skye is a full time artist as well as raising her young family.
Fenton & Fenton Rising Talent 2021 winner, ALA Abstract Artist 2021 winner, BLA 2018 winner, highly commended in the John Olsen drawing prize, a painting residency in Italy and various notable private and public commissions. With a strong background in drawing, showing in over 60 exhibitions and 13 solo shows, Skye is predominately an oil painter, also using acrylics and sprays.
Taking inspiration from nature, poetry, lyrics and idols such as action painter Joan Mitchell, Skye’s effervescent, expressive works are rendered with confident brush strokes in colour against backgrounds of raw materials, washes and solid colour. The work, which marries abstraction and expressionism, mirrors the sweetness and inevitable pain of the ardor of young romance, which, like the springtime, blooms with vigor but soon betrays its fragility. Skye’s work recognises that with change and loss comes a darkness. But it also affirms the need to struggle to live in the moments, however fleeting, of beauty and light.
Llewellyn Skye is represented by Metro Gallery, Wagner Contemporary, Fenton&Fenton, Lorraine Pilgrim and Revival Art&Design.