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A life in abstract at Manyung Gallery By Liz Rogersa

Conchita Carambano will do anything to keep herself in paper, paint, pastel and canvas. She has been producing abstract art for 38 years and is still as enamoured of the process as she was as a young creator. “I was prepared to do as many jobs as I had to, to keep painting. It is something I’ve always done. Watercolour, oils, pastels … anything I can get my hands on to keep working.

“I never stop,” this European-born, Fine Arts – School of Arts (Sydney) graduate continues. “At the end of the day I still unwind with my watercolours and paper on my knee while watching a movie. At first I fought the medium. Now I work with it and am much more controlled. We are now in absolute harmony!”  

And harmony is the picture-perfect description of Carambano’s multi-layered and textured mixed media, oil, acrylic and wax works. Delicate organic forms dance with nature and environment to move in unison around the canvas.  These are artworks for the lover of colour, magic, emotion and motion. 

“People say I am prolific, but I am lucky – I don’t need much sleep,” laughs Carambano. “I love the idea that each viewer interprets my work differently. My ideas escape and then it’s up to the viewer to see what they can see.” 

Carambano’s award-winning work is held in various private collections throughout Australia and internationally, and has been exhibited extensively in numerous solo and group shows.

View her breathtaking abstract expressions from August 4-17 at Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza (in the Village). This one is not to be missed!
And if you’re looking for large artworks with lots of choice, visit Manyung Gallery’s showroom at 7/35 Progress St, Mornington.  The showroom is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10am-3pm.


A:  60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza

T: 9787 2953 

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