• EXHIBITIONS

    2019 - BURNHAM

    Take a Moment


    Exhibition dates: 18 - 23 June 2019
    Opening: Wednesday 19 June 6 - 8pm

    ‘Take a moment' is Shelley Burnham’s 12th Solo exhibition.  

    This series of paintings is inspired by photographs she has taken, along with her own imagining of the world around her. Shelley wanted to illustrate the abstract concept of being present in a moment using her unique painting skills. ‘Take a moment’ is a glimpse into Shelley’s life that is not distracted by the past or the future. 

    Shelley Burnham grew up in Melbourne where she studied advertising at RMIT. Upon moving to Sydney she began to pursue her passion for art, Shelley initially painted in watercolour under the tutelage of Pam Sackville before making the switch to acrylics and oils with Juliet Holmes à Court and mixed media with Pamela Cowper.

    Shelley’s paintings are executed with a deep sensitivity and an obsessive passion for her craft. Her great love and appreciation of the Australian landscape is a backdrop to Shelley’s acute observations of life.  Her multi-faceted paintings often include a quirky sense of humour and childlike honesty and observation. Each painting is imbued with a magic and whimsical quality that is brought to life by her command of colour and texture.

    ‘Take a moment' is Shelley Burnham’s 12th Solo exhibition.  

    This series of paintings is inspired by photographs she has taken, along with her own imagining of the world around her. Shelley wanted to illustrate the abstract concept of being present in a moment using her unique painting skills. ‘Take a moment’ is a glimpse into Shelley’s life that is not distracted by the past or the future. 

    Shelley Burnham grew up in Melbourne where she studied advertising at RMIT. Upon moving to Sydney she began to pursue her passion for art, Shelley initially painted in watercolour under the tutelage of Pam Sackville before making the switch to acrylics and oils with Juliet Holmes à Court and mixed media with Pamela Cowper.

    Shelley’s paintings are executed with a deep sensitivity and an obsessive passion for her craft. Her great love and appreciation of the Australian landscape is a backdrop to Shelley’s acute observations of life.  Her multi-faceted paintings often include a quirky sense of humour and childlike honesty and observation. Each painting is imbued with a magic and whimsical quality that is brought to life by her command of colour and texture.