Mixed Media Artist in Melbourne

Melbourne is an exciting city for those who are interested in art. Because of the large population, many people are passionate about painting or drawing, and Melbourne’s local art gallery scene has embraced this to create numerous opportunities for artists, both burgeoning and established.

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There are several different styles of mixed media paintings that are popular among Melbournian painters. 

These include but are not limited to representational art, surrealism, pop interaction design (PID), abstract expressionism, photorealism and more recently – digital painting techniques. 

All of these styles allow artists to have a lot of creative freedom with their work which has seen the rise of some incredibly talented painters in Melbourne over recent years.

Here are three mixed media artists in Melbourne.

1) Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens was born in Sunshine West, Melbourne. Although she was never formally trained, Vicki found her passion for art by attending exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria and exploring local galleries with her mother’s encouragement. 

Vicki Couzens latest exhibition “32 Portraits: The Selfie Show” was held at Arts Project Australia Gallery in Prahran.

The show aims to empower women through artistic expression and also hopes to break down gender bias by emphasising how men and women can view the same subjects in different ways even though they are both artists. 

When asked about her favourite mediums, Vicki said that she loves working with oil paints the most because it is such a versatile material that allows for such depth and richness in colours. Couzens has outlined that while she likes to experiment with mixed media paintings, it will always be traditional art at its core.

2) Emily-Rose Neumayer

Emily-Rose Neumeyer, a Mixed Media Artist in Melbourne, studied Illustration at RMIT University and was one of the few students to be offered an internship at Yarra Community Arts Centre where she started to experiment with mixed media. She found great success early on with this new style and hasn’t looked back since. 

Some of her most well-known pieces are those that feature creatures from the sea as it is a subject matter near and dear to her heart as she loves being around water! 

Some have said that Emily-Rose Neumayer’s work brings a calming influence over those who view them which can only be a good thing for the world.

One of her most commercially successful pieces is called ‘The Elephant Tree’ which has been reproduced as a jigsaw puzzle that’s available all over Australia at leading department stores such as Myer. 

The piece itself is made up of dozens of tiny cutout circles that when put together give it its striking appeal.

3) Michael Mott

Michael Mott is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne who is well known for his mixed-media style. 

He works with an incredible array of materials, both new and repurposed, sourced from many different places around the world. His work reflects on his personal experiences as an artist living and working during the 21st century; exploring themes such as memory, rebirth and change through symbolism and metaphor.

Today Michael Mott is a well-established artist based in Melbourne who has exhibited his work all over the world. 

He works with several art galleries including Chalk Horse Gallery in Ulladulla, NSW; Peppercanister Gallery in Bermagui, NSW; City Beach Gallery in Perth, WA; Emerald Hill Gallery in South Yarra, VIC; The Art Station in Darwin, NT & Reko Rinn Art Gallery on Palm Cove Esplanade Palm Cove QLD 4879 which are available for viewing hours by appointment only.

Mott has chosen to work mainly on large-scale paintings, showcasing the beauty of nature with its warm tones and inviting surroundings. 

His landscapes are highly textural; he uses lots of fine brushstrokes that overlap on top of one another giving a glowing effect that makes it seem like there are sparkling lights hidden deep within the painting itself.

Some of Mott’s popular pieces include “Awareness”, “Tranquility Bay” and “Bold”. With only 10% of sales being printed, you’ll have to catch them in person to truly appreciate the beauty of Mott’s work.

If you are lucky enough to see one in real life, you will experience a feeling of warmth and serenity enveloping you as though it were being painted right before your eyes. His paintings have something for everyone to appreciate.

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