Animals drive artist to abstraction
STEPHANIE Reisch finds inspiration from the growing arts scene in the Town of Victoria Park.
The East Victoria Park resident and artist has been living in the Town since 2010.
“It’s a special place; it’s got a great energy and an increasingly eclectic community,” she said.
“The creative hub is growing and there is lots of support for artists.”
Ms Reisch is the exhibitions co-ordinator and a board member at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.
“Art has always been a big thing in my life but it wasn’t until last year that I started doing it full-time.
“Before that I was teaching drawing and contemporary painting at UWA and then I decided to take the leap.
“I predominantly paint; I’m in my studio in Burswood most days. I like creating large abstract compositions that explore the connection between humans and animals.
“I understand the need for emerging artists to be supported and I think the gallery has the opportunity to expand and reach a broader audience.”
Perth has not always been home for Ms Reisch, as she has a European heritage.
“I was born in Belgium but my family’s background is from Luxembourg; we moved to Perth in 1987 when I was seven years old,” she said.
“I’m the youngest child, so I’m probably the most ocker out of everyone in my family. My grandparents fell in love with Perth and then we all followed.” the vistas that make our suburbs unique. We are counting down to #SnapPerth Day on November 22, which is a day all about celebrating and sharing what we love about the city we live in. So remember – once you snap, you have to hashtag and share. ■ Snap the photo ■ Hashtag #SnapPerth ■ Share on Instagram or Twitter
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Stephanie Reisch and her dog Mosi.