100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Celia Fernandez.   Title: ‘Red Sky on the Horizon’  – mixed media

Living with Koalas artist - Celia Fernandez

Celia FERNANDEZ

Contemporary abstract artist based in Sydney, Australia.

‘An image can take you to a happy place, bring you a melancholic memory or to dream with a future…’

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: ‘Title: ‘Red Sky on the Horizon

Size: W 30cm x H 40cm (A3) | Medium: mixed media watercolour paper 300g

“As the fire approaches, landscapes and atmosphere changes, the sky turns red, smoke makes its way through the trees, burning leaves flying all around working as messengers of bad news, anticipating of what is coming. “ Celia Fernandez

Celia Fernandez is an Argentinian artist based in Sydney, Australia. She is curious by nature and this is reflected in both her photography and painting as she explores different techniques and styles. Self-taught, Celia spent many years learning through practice, observation, analysis, reading and experimentation before she decided to pursue a career as an artist. Her travels gave her the opportunity to see many iconic artworks in person and this experience enriched both her life and creative side.

Her painting style is heavily influenced by the 60’s movement Op Art, thus she tends to create an optical effect in most of her works. She is fascinated by the perception  of movement that can be achieved by the  combination of colours and contrast. Inspired by two of her most influential artists, Bridget Riley and Yayoi Kusama, she developed her own technique, by the use of dots she explores shapes, colour fields and reactions.  She also creates collages with a geometrical approach and a mix between organic movement and hard edge.

artist exhibitions 

3/2020 – Group Exhibition

‘several paintings’, Belle ArtStart

Art Gallery of NSW. Sydney, Australia

2/2020 – Group Exhibition

‘Opals’, Artists of Mosman 2088

Mosman Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia

9/2019 – Group Exhibition

‘Present and Future’ Mosman Art Prize

Mosman Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia

8-9/2019 – Group Exhibition

‘The Simple Things in Life’ No Place Like home

Several locations, Sydney, Australia

3/2019 – Group Exhibition

‘Cascades’, Artists of Mosman 2088

Mosman Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia

3/2018 – Group Exhibition

‘Dancing Waves’, Artists of Mosman 2088

Mosman Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia

8/2017 – Group Exhibition

‘Essence’, Lane cove art prize

Lane Cove Art Gallery. Sydney, Australia

9/2014 – Group Exhibition

Annual Dutch Art Fair.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

9/2014 – Group Exhibition

Rotterdam Art Fair.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Artist awards

3/2020 -3rd PRIZE WINNER

‘Cascades’ Art Gallery of NSW. Sydney, Australia

11/2019 -SEMI-FINALIST

‘Cascades’ KAAF Art Prize. Sydney, Australia

9/2019 -FINALIST

‘Present and Future’ Mosman Art Prize. Sydney, Australia

8/2019 – WINNER

Acrylic Pour Challenge. Liquitex Australia & Eckersley’s. Sydney Australia

9/2017 – FINALIST

Iceland series 19, Finalist.Maggie Diaz art Prize. Melbourne, Australia

instagram: @celiaferrnandez.art

Living with Koalas 100 artworks