Naomi McCann

Naomi McCann

Naomi has been painting and exhibiting for twelve years, held solo shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and is primarily self taught, continuing her studies in art history and painting at the studio-based Adelaide Central School of Art.

Her degree and previous working life in Graphic Design has shaped her understanding of formalist elements such as colour, composition and edge which are evident in her subtle abstract works. They are intended to evoke mood, challenge the eye and offer a simple, restrained outcome from a complex process. She uses her hands and strips of cardboard as frequently as brushes to generate unique, unexpected marks and her tight palette concentrates attention on form and compositional balance.

‘These works are pure abstract. They’re based on the colours of the sky when it’s in a state of change. The sky offers an infinite number of colours and grays which are explored in this new body of work. Pinks, blues, mauves, greens are softened as the sun lowers or clouds move in. I’ve attempted to capture the mood that I so enjoy when light changes quickly and everything else changes colour in response.’

Naomi’s work is collected throughout the country and she has completed several private and corporate commissions.

Solo exhibitions

2003 Implemental Arrangements, Pacific International, Adelaide
2005 Relative Frequency, Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney
2007 Men, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Busby, Stephen Sinclair Gallery, Adelaide
2008 Recent Paintings, Stephen Sinclair Gallery, Adelaide
2009 Through the gaps, Stephen Sinclair Gallery, Adelaide
2011 Here to help, Abeo Design, Adelaide


Groups exhibitions (Selection)

2005 The Wayside Chapel Sydney
2006 The Wayside Chapel Sydney
2006 Scotch College Art Show, Adelaide
2007 Adelaide Fringe
2009 Loreto Art Exhibition, Adelaide (also 2010-2013)
2009 South Australian Living Artists Festival, Adelaide

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