Carly LeCerf


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I live in rural Mount Barker in the Great Southern region of Western Australia with my husband and twin girls.

I am inspired by the way we sculpt our environment and replicate this in the making process. My paintings explore the fragility of agricultural landscapes and the delicate balance that exists between degradation and nurture.

I use mixed media and encaustic medium (refined beeswax, pigment and damar resin) to layer, carve and scrape back until the landscape is formed and thoroughly expressed. I paint in aerial perspective, which enables me take in the landscape in its entirety and see the impact of human interaction. The changing colours and patterns are an endless source of inspiration. From a great height, the continuous belts of habitat that are gradually forming across agricultural landscapes can be seen.

Cristy Houghton