Paintings of interiors are fascinating images. They are a combination of the artist’s imagination and documentation of life as we live it. Jacki Fewtrell Gobert brings a contemporary approach to traditional still life art. Her paintings focus on the beauty of the home interior, our treasured personal space filled with memories, comfortable furnishings, special objects and the homely art collection. Jacki refers to these paintings as ‘casual still life studies’.
They let the viewer observe ordinary objects as extraordinary artworks, we are invited in to the homely space, to observe the arrangement of colour, shape and design, – wondering, who does this space belong to? Is there a part in this scene that resonates with your own personal life and space?
Shadow, light and line placement is an integral part to still life art, and Jacki is a master of these. “I love to exaggerate colour and at times line as well.” Her paintings provide detailed insights to others lives and experiences while aesthetically offering interesting and beautifully composed imagery.
Her work reflects many trips around Australia as well as her home on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. She has won the Mosman Art Prize twice in 1982 & 1985 as well as the Kirribilli Art Prize in 2011 & 2012. She has been a finalist in many art prizes in NSw including the Outback Art Prize and the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.
A winner of the Mosman Art Prize, Kirribilli Art Prize and a finalist in many others, most recently the Gosford Art Prize (2020) KAB Gallery welcomes a collection of her acrylic works. We invite you to dive into these pieces on display in the gallery and online now.