Veronica O’Leary

‘My paintings for ‘Nourish the Soul’ pay tribute to the genre of still life painting.

As a contemporary woman painter, I am conscious of Australian artists Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Olley and Cressida Campbell who forged a celebratory vision of the lived daily experiences of the domestic environment. They elevated the ordinary into the wondrous.

want those who see my paintings to reflect on the splendid in the everyday, the complex beauty of our Australian flora and the transience of captured moments in time.

The captivating can be found in the cast of light on a familiar object, the glance of shadow on a complex flower, and the sweet taste of shared food- all these moments render life richer.’