Two small drawings by me, hanging next to a painting by Luke Sciberras at Scott Livesey Galleries in Armadale, on view until December 21st
“I tried to draw you mummy, but it didn’t work”
“Am I angry?”
“No, it just didn’t work”
“I love it, can I keep it?”
“Yeah, but it didn’t work out how I wanted it to”
“That doesn’t matter, because it is AMAZING”
Nadia Toukhsati’s paint palette.
Truck stop views.
Drawing together – “You never draw anything cool mummy” haha. Bless.
By Lily Mae Martin
30 x 30cm
Ink on paper
I’m playing around with scale at the moment, which sounds straight forward but has been surprisingly challenging. Another thing to show me that when I think I know it all, I really don’t know all the much. It’s humbling.
It’s been a lot of fun but some of them I sketch and scribble at and still think no no no, this has to be a larger work. It won’r feel right until I’ve spent several months scratching away at it.
Though I have a fair bit of reference material it’s amazing what I thought would work on a smaller scale doesn’t work at all. Husband said I should aim for less detail to which I did not agree with. ( Though he is probably right because he is objective and far more sensible that I but no no no, not the detail!! )
Ah, I am meant to be vacuuming and feeding my body breakfast but I am already getting tucked into my work.
It’s good to be back.
For any sales please contact Scott Livesey Galleries
909A High Street,
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Ph: (03) 9824 7770
My drawing I am blood, bones and a beating heart is the cover of the September issue of Trouble Magazine.
I was also interviewed by the Courier a couple of days ago. They called while I was strolling in the old cemetery, drinking coffee. I didn’t mention this to the journalist, but I am mentioning here! Here is a link CLICK
Back in June I was invited to speak on The Arts Show with Alex McCulloch. I’m on at 36:20, just after Hey Jude. LINK
My exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery opened yesterday. There is an artist talk tomorrow at 1PM.
I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while, creating one post with all the self portraits – selfies – that I have done over the years. I’ve been examining myself for about eight years now, I haven’t always liked what I’ve seen. But it is an impressive, sometimes scary, sometimes sad and sometimes funny collection. I know I don’t have copies of all of them. They’re spread out over four old computers and some have probably accidentally/ on purposely been deleted.
2008 – Australia
2009 – Berlin
2010 – Wales
2012 Berlin > Australia
2013 – Australia, working as an illustrator
2014 Rural Victoria to Victorian town
I completely hate this one!
And trust me, this is not all of them and there will be more to come!
I am really proud of my work.
I am very excited that I will be having an exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery from September 15th to October 30th. There will be an artist talk/ opening on Saturday the 17th of September at 1PM.