Ondine is a Sydney based painter, who graduated from the National Art School in 2017 and recently represented by China Heights Gallery.
Her work swings between being a response to place and a reaction to materials, depending on what stage is at in her very process driven practice.
Although usually inspired by the Australian landscape, her last major experience was of a road trip through the Western American desert, naturally her recent work has been informed by this. When Ondine starts painting in the studio she find her last major experience with the landscape or a place always filters through. Sometimes even unintentionally, especially with the colours she mixes up.
Typically her work is a play between abstraction and representation. Ondine's recent paintings are a representation of interesting little clusters of land features throughout the Western American desert. Simultaneously, in a more abstract aesthetic sense they are equally concerned with playing around with composition, layering and shapes.