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Artists of the Outback Creative] Edward Cairnduff

Artists of the Outback Creative] Edward Cairnduff

Artists of the Outback Creative - Edward Cairnduff

Why do you make art.

Art to me is a is a journey. It allows me to tell a story in paint, allows me to share the experiences i have encountered. There is a drive to create, get it out of the system. The feeling of starting a project and to see the end result. To clear the mind of a vision roaming in the creative side.

How do you make your art.

Paint to canvas or to board, mainly to canvas. Paint used is acrylic, although mixed media can come into play, depending on the circumstances. Mainly brush work, although palette knife is an option at times.

What does it mean to you

Basically art is an open door to express the stories I have stored away in my mind. To go to another place for awhile, a form of meditation I suppose, relaxing. Amazing how time flies by when one creates.

What inspires you

I would have to say the mighty Australian outback inspires me mostly. The rugged landscapes, red dirt, gumtrees etc. Of course the aussie sense of humour features predominately.

Who inspires you

There are many artists to choose from, mainly impressionists and surrealists. Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, LS Lowry, John Olsen, Sidney Nolan and Pro Hart, his same sort of humour has to be a huge inspiration.

Where inspires you

Outback of Australia with it's many colours and unique atmosphere mainly. Inspiration also comes from our wonderful coastline seascapes and surfing culture.

What makes your art unique ( what sets you apart from other artist's)

I feel my work is somewhat unique, as i draw from my many adventures growing up in the Western Australian remote outback. My many memories from working in a cross section of positions ranging from mining, farming, transport and mineral exploration have left me with a multitude of colourful stories to tell in paint.

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