Northern Rivers artist Georgie Maddox comes from a strong arts background, studying art formally for several years across Australia, and living as a practising artist for more than 15 years. Her colourful, high-contrast abstract and figurative oil paintings resonate with locals passionate about our natural landscape.
"I am interested in the destruction and reconstruction of our natural landscape and our primitive instincts as a species in my landscape works. Where I live there is a constant battle between progress and development verses conservation of the natural land. As a first time and single mother, this theme has become even more poignant for me in my art - The importance of the younger generation, their future perceptions of what environmental and moral values we will leave to them as their inheritance. My colour palate is an amalgamation inspired by the people who may reside on the land, the people who have lived on the land in the past, as well as the seasonal colours that affect the landscapes form and texture."
You can find Georgie's work in Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina and in Barebones Art Space, Bangalow.
For more on Georgie's work visit http://www.georgiemaddoxart.com