19.7inch x 1.8inch x 19.7inch (H*L*W)
50cm x 4.5cm x 50cm (H*L*W)
20.9inch x 2.2inch x 20.9inch (H*LW) 3.7lbs (including Tasmanian Oak frame)
53cm x 5.5cm x 53cm (H*L*W) 1.7kgs (including Tasmanian Oak frame)
Acrylic, impasto and oil pastel on canvas
Contemporary Figurative, Wildlife
Melly was named by Tamara Kelly and is short for Melaleuca.
In a groundbreaking work of contemporary art Gillie and Marc are giving us a rare glimpse into what extinction looks like. With a close up of Australia’s most threatened bird and one of the world’s rarest parrots, the orange-bellied parrot, this unique form of conservation lets us see the last 50 wild individuals left on the planet with a beautiful close up.
“It can be difficult to imagine what extinction looks like so we wanted to create a work that would help the public visually understand what this means,” explains Gillie.
With 50 stunning paintings, the artists have captured the dwindling numbers of this endangered parrot in a series that can all fit on one wall. It is a sobering exhibit to help bring understanding to this important issue and inspire conservation.
The iconic style of Gillie and Marc’s Thick Texture Paintings provide the tangible dimensions of a sculpture with the convenient spatial simplicity of a painting. Multiple layers of impasto are mixed with the paint. With each piece, Gillie and Marc are sharing a part of their unique experience through choppy brushstrokes and captivating visuals that create a harmonious image that is more than just a painting.
It is important to keep your painting out of direct sunlight and not to lean anything against the surface of the canvas. If it gets dusty, it can be cleaned with a soft dry cloth.