Canberra based artist Sara Freeman will open a solo exhibition of new paintings at Suki & Hugh Gallery in Bungendore on Saturday 26 March 2022.
The exhibition, entitled Full Circle, will comprise of Sara’s signature egg tempera and wax paintings.
‘I have tried to make offerings of stillness and beauty. An antidote to the constant messaging of bad news and world troubles. I think we need somewhere positive and restorative to rest and recharge, to remember the good we can all bring to the world. I hope these paintings help in some small way.’
A trained conservator, Sara was the child of a painter and grew up in her fathers’ studio surrounded by the tools of the trade. As a child she loved the smell of turpentine in his studio, but later health issues led her to embark on her own quest for a more natural alternative. She found this in her combination of egg tempera and wax.
‘This is slow art. Each painting is a gradually constructed surface. Starting with a wood panel painted with many fine layers of wax, then glazed with dozens of layers of egg tempera washes, and slow hours of white lines drawn back into the surface.’