Waratah Lahy, Pink flags, 2019. Watercolour on paper, 14 x 13 cm. Courtesy: the artist and May Space, Sydney.
Waratah Lahy’s paintings explore scenes from everyday life: houses, windows, streets, and backyards. The artist’s work evokse a sense of contemplation: focussing on places and moments that exerting a quiet influence on the observer. Lahy’s influences stem from the constantly changing inner-city suburb where she has lived for 20 years.
The Canberra-based artist completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts) at the Australian National University.
Lahy has also been acquired by Artbank, the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra, the Gold Coast Regional Gallery in QLD, Goulburn Regional Gallery in NSW, Schloss Haldenstein in Switzerland, the Arthur Boyd Bundanon Trust and private collections in Australia and the USA.