Studio Visit: Anna Fitzpatrick

Anna Fitzpatrick is known for her compositional rhythms, use of bold colours, and intuitive approach to depicting her chosen subject matter — often the ancient and Intractable beauty of the Australian landscape.

Based in the vibrant centre of Hawksburn Village in Melbourne/Naarm, her light-filled studio overlooks the city, and is filled with the hum of life and human activity that drifts in through the windows from below. She is currently working towards her next solo exhibition at Handmark Gallery, Hobart in November, which will present artworks that explore the energy and interplay between the human and natural world.

“The studio is a haven for the genesis of ideas. There’s an energy that suffuses the air: the smell of paint and turpentine, and the sound of music and voices filtering up from the street elicits feelings of excitement as I take my works from the point of inception through an evolutionary process defined by vivid colour.” – Anna Fitzpatrick

Above: Artist Anna Fitzpatrick in her studio in front of works for her forthcoming exhibition at Handmark Gallery, Hobart. Photo: Kate Fitzpatrick. Courtesy: the artist.

Anna Fitzpatrick, Mother Mountain, 2023. Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 153 x 183cm. Courtesy: the artist.

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