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The art making process nourishes, challenges and provokes. Time in the studio provides grounding and perspective. My surroundings constantly influence my technique and choice of materials. I enjoy pushing colour and texture, letting the two intertwine, taking on their own direction. One informs the other, constantly evolving and building whilst drawing upon my subconscious connection to the subject matter.

Melony Kara Smirniotis is the director of Gallery 11:11 in North Epping, Sydney, Australia. As both Gallery director and Artist, connecting her audience to an authentic story is her focus. For the past two decades, her subject matter has fallen into three series; ocean, earth and sky. Establishing a deep connection to nature from a young child, Melony aspires to create work that evokes emotion, with the aim of bringing the joy that she finds in nature into people’s homes. She remains open to the concept of change, pushing herself to engage in the exploration of a wide range of tools and mediums. As a textural Artist, her signature style is identified by the detailed layers of tactile markings on the canvas that play with the light as the viewer moves around the composition. 

Qualifications and Degree

Recent exhibitions

Year                             Exhibition

2024 April                   Gallery 11:11 Coral Textures

2023 November         Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens Group Exhibition

2023 September        Ocean series ~ Commission viewing Gallery 11:11

2023 June                   Affordable Art Fair Sydney Gallery 11:11

2022 October             Nature Nurture group exhibition Gallery 11:11

2022 June                   Affordable Art Fair Sydney Brenda Colahan Fine Art, 

Past Exhibitions and Awards

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