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Steph McLaughlin

Artist based in Wollongong, NSW, Australia

I aim to celebrate the joy and freedom felt in the process of creating art. My work is about finding balance: between seeing and feeling, realism and abstraction, movement and stillness, darkness and light. There is a constant push and pull between these elements as I seek to resolve a painting. I enjoy the process of making marks, working intuitively from images observed or remembered. As I abandon preconceived ideas and paint in the present moment, interesting works emerge. Like much in life, what begins as one thing often transforms into something else.