Birds on cattle's back

Artist
Allen, Davida
Production date
2005
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Title
Birds on cattle's back
Production date
2005
Medium
oil on board
Measurements
79 x 119.5 cm
Object type
Interpretive text
Queensland artist Davida Allen is an intensely personal painter. Widely appreciated for her immediate and uncomplicated yet highly expressive style, she draws directly from life. Her subjects in this case are what she sees when walking near her home in South East Queensland or her studio in Zilzie, near Rockhampton.

A highly individual artist, Allen is known for her distinctive style of painting where she eschews brushes for her fingers. While other methods of painting allow for changes, Allen’s technique disallows reform, to do so would destroy the immediacy of the image. The result is honest, emotional and pure expression.
Artspace Mackay, 2017.
Credit line
Mackay Regional Council Art Collection
Accession number
2016.13

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