Jill Lewis, Do You Eat Grass And Have You Met The Queen. Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anthea Polson Art, Queensland.
Metaphorical intent imbues the imagery of Jill Lewis and her silent conversations. “Painting is my preferred method of communication with the world,” says the Melbourne-based artist. “I think in pictures.”
The artist draws inspiration for her art making from people watching. “Observing people’s behaviours from a distance can often tell me more about them than hearing their words. It’s about the position characters take when relating to one another within a particular context and space. For me the canvas equates to such a space.”
Exhibition opens: 2–5pm Saturday 22 June 2019