Carmel draws inspiration from beach life and tropical destinations.  Using a soft, muted palette built via layers of texture, washes and drips, Carmel’s creations offer a sense of nostalgia and tropical themes that bring back memories of long sun-filled days and balmy evenings.   Based between Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Gerringong on the NSW South Coast, Carmel’s style and colour palette is influenced by her coastal surroundings and the lifestyle of the people who enjoy them.

“I hope that my work reminds people of special moments, the little things that make life wonderful. For me, that is time spent with friends and family, a dive in the ocean or simply taking a moment to sit and watch the sun go down”.

Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn to figurative art. The human form is both a joy and a challenge to me, and I find endless opportunity to explore a variety of themes associated with this. My dream is for my creations to forever change and evolve, which happens to be the same dream I have for my life experiences!

Time stops for me when I am in my studio. Surrounded by nature, with my favourite music at top volume, I look across the coastline and the rolling green hills of Gerringong and can’t help but be inspired. The South Coast lifestyle, travel and my years spent on Sydney’s Northern Beaches allows me to draw influence from so many wonderful experiences.  All of this, and a love of fashion and style, come together to create contemporary works that aim to communicate connection and emotion through stroke and colour."

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