Living in Orange NSW, Rhonda works out of her two studios. A landscape painter and printmaker, through her works she tries to convey her relationship with the land and nature, whether working in the desert, bush or wetlands.
“Over time I have developed a vocabulary of colours, textures and markings to express myself and the feeling I have for a particular place,” she says.
“I find exploring and experimenting a necessity, both in painting and printmaking, and I am challenged and energised by my process…I just love the spontaneity.
“My works are either abstracted or at least semi-abstracted from nature, they are my expression of what I see, feel, smell and hear in that special place in the landscape.”
While many aspects of the landscape inform her work, for Rhonda, the feeling of just being there is important…the mere presence of nature, the sheer beauty of the landscape.