UPCOMING EXHIBITION | Deirdre Bean 21st Aug - 14th Sept

Published on 31 Jul 2019 1:52:00 PM

Brisbane Contemporary Art Exhibition

Deirdre Bean fine art exhibition Brisbane

The intricacies of nature are the focus for internationally awarded natural history artist Deirdre Bean in her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art

Recognised for her intricate botanical illustrations, watercolourist and contemporary artist Deirdre Bean takes attention to detail to another level. Fine, scientifically accurate drawings taken from life have been painstakingly developed over many months.

 Deirdre Bean contemporary art exhibition Brisbane

Drawn to the intricacies of nature, Bean has delved into the minute details of our natural world, revealing intricate details that the eye sometimes misses.

 “Whether it is the veins of a cicada wing, the stamens of an artichoke flower, or the whorls of a cowrie shell. The tiny details are so appealing to me.” Bean explains.

 Deirdre Bean art'Two Spoons and Violet', 26 x 26cm, watercolour on paper (2019)

In her works, Bean has combined the natural world with human manufactured elements creating what she refers to as ‘uncommon portraits’. Constructing different meaning by adding utensils from everyday life to a classic botanical illustration; an antique spoon sit beside specimens of intricate flowers, an orange persimmon sit in contrast to a fine blue china cup.

“I have chosen to combine common elements of the natural world with utensils of daily life, most having been part of my family’s household for many years. I have selected pieces to sit beside each other as companions in still life compositions, most with a considered personal story.” Deirdre Bean 2019.

 Deirdre Bean art'Azure Kingfisher', 30 x 25cm, watercolour on paper (2019)

These quizzical combinations reflect a nostalgic personal story, but one that can be shared. These antique, quirky, forgotten items can trigger recollections of precious memories for many of the viewers.

‘Natural Perspective’ opens Friday 23rd August at 6pm with Deirdre Bean in attendance

 Deirdre Bean will also present an Artist Talk on Saturday 24th August from 2pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to learn more about Deirdre Bean’s practice as she discusses her inspiration and techniques.

The exhibition is showing from 21st August – 14th September 2019. All events are free.

To view or purchase her artworks online click hereto buy fine art online .

Mitchell Fine Art is open 6 days a week in Fortitude Valley - Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with free onsite parking available

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 Dierdre Bean's Contemporary Art for Sale

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Internationally awarded natural history artist Deirdre Bean solo exhibition.

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