Fiona Maclean is an Artist and Painter originally from NZ and living in Australia. Fiona's paintings hang in private collections and appear in
Fiona was recently chosen by Saatchiart.com as an emerging Artist and is already garnering attention for her work. Featured in
SaatchiArt.com and taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery's 25 year history of discovering new talent, Fiona has been included in this
strong emerging talent of Artists in the 'One to Watch' released by Saatchi 2013. In 2010 Fiona completed two Artist Residencies at the
School of Visual Arts (SVA) New York in Painting and Illustration helping develop a new direction and a new body of energised work.
Here is where she gained the confidence and recognition from critics and her peers to move forward with her Art career and as a result is
selling paintings regularly and being recognised by Art buyers and collectors. Fiona studied Fine Art at the prestigious Parsons School of Art
(the New School) in New York.
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|Alice from the Ringmasters Tea Party - (SOLD)
|Leighton misses her Muse (SOLD)
|Meet Me in Wonderland - Version 1
As an Artist I'm fascinated by the fleetingness of youth, beauty and sexuality and the elusiveness of these particular elements, trying to
capture those elements within my portraits and figurative work. Always curious to discover whom the subject is behind the façade, trying to
get to the essence of the person, breathing and bringing to life the portrait or figure. Trying to capture their sexuality, their beauty, and who
they are. Evoking an element of ‘drama’ to the subject where the viewer can ‘draw their own conclusions to what this person’s ‘story’
maybe. Working from life but mostly from photographs as reference. Often using Acrylics like a watercolour and sometimes combining
acrylics and oils.
Fiona's work has been described as "hauntingly beautiful and that her portraits have traces of glamour and intrigue beneath their honesty. Her
subjects are intensely engaging extracting and translating fragments of secrets of the soul."