Carol Mothner: aloft

9 - 25 September 2016

Carol Mothner is renowned for her realist paintings of exquisite detail that create a profound sense of promise in the viewer.  Working in fluid acrylic with tiny brushes, each meticulous stroke serves to heighten expectations as we marvel at the depth of expression in her paintings.  Her work is universal precisely because it is so very personal.


In this exhibition, aloft, she explores a reoccurring idea throughout her long career, that implicit in a bird's nest is the possibility of flight.  Her paintings capture the unique nature of nests that have been slowly assembled from sticks, mud, bits of yarn, and cattle hair to cradle the next generation.  The fact that birds can fly, after building such objects, does not surprise her.