Felicia Aroney: The Artist
Born in Western Australia, from a Greek family, Felicia’s greatest influences are drawn from the fusion of her rich Australian upbringing and her European background.
Combining a feeling of rustic antiquity akin to aged historic ruins and the great Australian environment she creates richly textured and unique paintings. In addition, the beautiful animated Fairy Wrens, an Australian garden bird, are incorporated into her works giving them a gentle beauty.
Felicia elaborates here in her own words:
“My fascination of old damaged walls and the appearance of ancient ruins; alongside with my interest in the dynamic Australian Fairy wren birds have shaped my art.”
– Felicia Aroney –
Felicia’s love of Australian indigenous art has influenced her technique. She too has explored the wondrous textures and shapes of fruit and leaves, a subject she also loves to paint. Her work requires great patience and delicacy. As she carefully builds layer upon layer on her paintings, they begin to develop a real physical presence. By etching into these thick layers of oil paint, she forms the wonderfully organic shape and texture of leaves.
Felicia studied Graphic Design and Fine arts at Curtin University in WA.
She has won five art prizes and has had many successful solo and group exhibitions. She has clients spanning from Australia, USA and Asia.
2013 Group show, “Natural Elements”, Tusk Gallery Melbourne
2012 Sydney Art month, Art2muse Gallery NSW
2012 Greek Art exhibition, Art2muse Gallery NSW
2012 Gallipoli Art Prize Exhibition
2011 Tanjent gallery, SA
2011 Art2Muse Gallery, NSW
2011 Brunswick Street Gallery, VIC
2009 Manyung Gallery, VIC
2009 Portsea Gallery, VIC
2009 Art Sydney, NSW (also 2010)
2009 Art Melbourne, VIC (also 2010, 2011, and 2012)
2008 Melville Art Awards, WA (also 2012)