Miertje Skidmore


Australian
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Gaining Support
USD 6,400.00
(MIA) Change is on the horizon
Relentless Forces
USD 6,100.00
Chain of Command
USD 5,700.00
In a world of their own
USD 5,700.00
Farsighted Foresight [Marine sanctuary]
Tell me your secrets!!
USD 3,900.00
Reaching for Eternity
USD 4,200.002014
QUIET WHISPER
USD 3,000.002015
Ascending Storm
USD 3,000.002015
Recovering Stability
2015
Oceanic Gifts
2015
Concealed perspective
2015
R1-Incredible Journey
2015

About The Artist

Born 1957 in Western Australia, Miertje Skidmore has been painting for 30 years. Her first paintings were sold in 1979 in Holland. Miertje Skidmore's work is widely represented in respected galleries throughout Australia and is rapidly being sought by collectors within Australia and overseas countries in both corporate and private collections. She won an award in 1989 with her touring regional exhibition and her paintings have been purchased by many private and corporate collectors.

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Miertje believes that art is often seen and felt as an enlightening and emotive personal experience. The visual language of spontaneous shards of dynamic colours against delicate, subtle hues, is how she expresses her artistic voice. In an abstract form, she likes to engage others in their own perceptions of what they see. She believes that everyone assimilates their environment and life's experiences individually and depicts her work on canvas with varying overlays of transparent and opaque paints. Even though the subject and meaning of each work is apparent to her, it is still through the eyes of the observer and their interpretation that their communication is validated.

Miertje's art has a twofold impact on viewers of her work. First, because of the large scale and use of vibrant colours, the room is filled with energy and movement. Secondly, upon closer inspection, her work delights and amazes with the minuscule detailing of abstract aerated bubbles, followed by almost volcanic eruptions of intense colours that immerse and transfix.

With their grand scale, bold use of colour, and high gloss finish, Miertje Skidmore's abstracted landscapes, depict the power of the elements and their capacity for destruction and regeneration. Since her first-ever solo exhibition at Art Images Gallery Adelaide, Miertje Skidmore has exhibited throughout Australia and is now represented by commercial galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland. She has fast become one of Australia's most sought-after artists.


Artist Statement

Art often is seen and felt as an enlightening and emotive personal experience.The visual language of spontaneous shards of dynamic colours against the softest subtle hues, is how I express my artistic voice. In an abstract form, I like to engage others with their own perceptions of what they see. We all assimilate our environment and life’s experiences very individually. I personally express myself on canvas with varying overlays of transparent and opaque paints, and even though the subject and meaning of each work is apparent to me it is still through the eyes of the observer that the final conclusions are made.

Selected Collections 

National Bank, Malaysian Power Board, Singapore, Orica Mining Australia, Miele Australia, Sofitel Gold Coast, Sofitel Brisbane

Private Collections 

China, Norway, Holland, England, Germany, California U.S.A, Singapore, Washington U.S.A, Princess Monika of Germany
 

 

Exhibitions

2012
Manyung Gallery Sorrento , Victoria 

2011
Without Pier, Cheltenham, Victoria 
Manyung Gallery Sorrento, Victoria

2010
Astras gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland 
Art Images, Adelaide, S.Australia 
Soho galleries, Sydney, N.S.W. 
Manyung Gallery Malvern [Glenferrie contemp’], Victoria 

2009
Without Pier, Cheltenham , Victoria 
Manyung Gallery, Malvern , Victoria 

2008
Interno gallery, Adelaide, S.Australia 
Art Images, Adelaide, S.Australia 
Soho galleries, Sydney, N.S.W. 

2007
Soho galleries, Sydney, N.S.W. Art Images, Adelaide, S.Australia  

2006
South Coast, Regional art centre Goolwa, S.Australia