Nature inspires artists

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 23, 2019

BUNBURY and Busselton artists Anastasija Komarnyckyj and Ty Stedman launched their latest exhibition at Albany’s Blush Retail Gallery yesterday.

Near and Far will be on display until January 11 and reflects the pair’s connections with nature.

While Komarnyckyj wields a brush and Stedman a Nikon D850, the synergy between the mediums creates a colourful representation of water, land and water-based fauna.

Komarnyckyj drew inspiration from the Leschenault Inlet for her paintings, as she walks past it every day.

“I was a clinical nurse before, but this was always gnawing away at me,” she said, of her ever-present desire to paint.

“I work with the natural environment and looking at identity and culture, and I tend to look at things fairly intimately… I don’t do panoramic paintings.”

Stedman dangles himself out of planes to get his unique shots.

“I want to differentiate from drone shots … establish a better connection with the landscape,” he said.

“I really enjoy the abstract side of things and one of the challenges I like is getting something different from places lots of people have been before.”

Blush Retail Gallery is located on York Street.