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Valerie Khoo
‘Let’s Go Down on the Sand’ is a commission from a writer and editor based in Melbourne. She wanted the artwork to reflect water – and I love painting water! She grew up near a beach and this piece is inspired by an iconic Eighties song by an Aussie band, filmed at Maroubra Beach –...
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Whenever I play ‘Prelude No. 1 in C Major’ from The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach on the piano, I always think of being gently buffetted by waves in the morning sun. That’s what’s inspired this piece.
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Living near the beach, I wanted to capture the movement and playfulness of the waves at Avalon.
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This artwork from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series was painted for a very creative woman who regularly inspires audiences with her wit, wisdom and words. Called ‘Uprising’, it’s drawn from the fact that her writing always makes you think and question the status quo. And one day, her ripple of words will create a movement –...
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This piece reflects the idea that life if full of ebbs and flows, positive experiences and challenging ones, moments of elation and ones that are slightly less uplifting. But while there are always some moments of stress and anxiety, as long as we’re facing the right direction … as long as we are true to...
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I was recently interviewed in Sunday Life magazine by talented writer Cat Rodie in her article ‘The biggest truths four women learnt from their light bulb moments’. It took me years to figure out that you don’t have to choose the hard path in life all the time! Sometimes, the skills and talents that come...
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‘Limitless’ is part of the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. This piece is depicts the concept that there are symbols and gestures that can bind us together – our communities, gangs and tribes. Those interlocking bonds can become stronger and more connected – and can generate a force that is resilient and powerful. Yet because those cords...
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‘Drunken Apostrophes’ from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. Acrylic on wood panel. A quirky look at all those misplaced and misbehaving apostrophes in the world! This has been announced as a finalist in the Petite Pieces Art Prize 2018 and will be exhibited in a group show at Aspire Gallery in Brisbane.
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I was recently commissioned to create a triptych for the reception area of the new office of Raine & Horne in Lane Cove, Sydney. This image depicts the Lane Cove area, specifically Linley Point, Riverview, Longueville, Northwood and Greenwich. As a former resident of Lane Cove for many years, this was a project that was...
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