SUN & SHADOW - 2016

Karyn Fendley’s dramatic landscape paintings, with their bright skies, deep shadows and silhouettes, capture the essence of sunny beaches on summer days. 
After spending time at various beaches along the north coast last summer, Fendley returned to the studio to produce this series of paintings that explore extremes of lightness and darkness, and the transient liminal spaces created by shadows. 

“I hope to capture the spirit of the Australian landscape and share my experience of the natural world through my artwork.

         My process begins with time spent exploring the locations that inspire my work. To research this sun and shadow series I spent time taking photographs and sketching on the beaches of the Arawal, Bundjalung and Yuraygir national parks, that stretch between Byron Bay and Wooli in Northern NSW.

         After spending time in the field, I return to the studio and translate my experiences of the place into composite images sourced from my sketches and photographs, blending memory and observation. I am interested in what we notice and what we remember about a place and focus on those elements rather than trying to record every detail. I carefully arrange the elements to achieve dramatic, yet harmonious images that invite contemplating viewing.

         I believe that while spending time in nature or when looking at images of nature, we become aware of our own small place in the world, bringing a little perspective into our lives.”           Karyn Fendley




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'Under the Pandanus 2'  Karyn Fendley 2016 
acrylic on canvas  h 50 cm x w 50 cm 

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'Deep Shade'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 50 cm x w 50 cm 

$650


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'Shifting Shadows'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 50 cm x w 50 cm 

$650


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'Summer Shadows 1'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 50 cm x w 50 cm 

$650


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'Summer Shadows 2'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 50 cm x w 50 cm 

$650


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'Against the Bright Sky'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 90 cm x w 120 cm 

$2900


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'Dazzling Cloudless Day'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 90 cm x w 1200 cm 

$2900


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'Let's sit in the Shade'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 90 cm x w 120 cm 

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'A Glorious Day at Brooms Head'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

$1100 


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'Headland - Boulders Beach'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 76 cm 

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'Under the Pandanus 1'  Karyn Fendley 2016  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 76 cm 

SOLD


 

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'Redcliff 4'  Karyn Fendley 2014 

acrylic on canvas  h 76 cm x w 100 cm   

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'Endless Summer Heat'  Karyn Fendley 2015  

acrylic on canvas  h 71 cm x w 61 cm 

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'Picnic at Goanna Headland'  Karyn Fendley 2015  

acrylic on canvas  h 45 cm x w 45 cm

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'Wategos Beach - Byron Bay'  Karyn Fendley 2015  

acrylic on canvas  h 45 cm x w 45 cm

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'The Pass - Byron Bay'  Karyn Fendley 2015  

acrylic on canvas  h 45 cm x w 45 cm

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'Goanna Headland 1'  Karyn Fendley 2015  

acrylic on canvas  h 45 cm x w 45 cm

SOLD

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'Beach Day Dream'  Karyn Fendley 2015  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

$1100 


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prints available HERE

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'A Quiet Secluded Beach'  Karyn Fendley 2015  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

$1100 


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'Summertime Blues and Greens'  Karyn Fendley 2015  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

$1100 

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prints available HERE

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'Echo Beach'  Karyn Fendley 2015  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

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'Opal Beach'  Karyn Fendley 2015  
acrylic on canvas  h 61 cm x w 71 cm 

SOLD

prints available HERE