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Roxanne Smit.

an inconvenient artist?

"Art is creativity. It offers a safe space to express emotions and explore personal style. The joy of interpreting these takes on many shapes and forms. Limitation of style, material and method is the antithesis to the original purpose of true art." 

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Generally asymmetrical, the works have mixed and at times even broken colours. If the texture is not raised and obvious, it is nevertheless present in the general theme of many pieces. The form travels from fluid and delicate earthy tones to vibrant, vivid, daring colours that even extend to her brushstrokes. The combination of eclectic materials delicately chosen gives her work a perfectly recognisable and highly individual touch.

Recent Work

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Selected for 2021

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Beauty is in the eye of beholder. Nothing is more true for this artist who has spent her life observing different cultures, testing new tastes and luxuriating in exotic perfumes. From Belgium to France, from Africa to Asia, including Australia and many others in between, Roxanne is a true citizen of the world. Art is her reward and refuge after years of work and raising her four children. She acquired her artistic style through a variety of eclectic training in both Melbourne, Australia and Paris, France. Creating colours and texture in an abstract fashion is more than a passion for her. 

Available Work

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Each item is a one off original created  by the artist with impeccable attention to detail. They are gallery ready either framed or canvas gallery wrap (generally deep edge 3-4cm) and ready to hang. The size of the work varies with the smallest being 15x15cm and the largest  1.6x1.3mtrs. Cotton canvas and mixed media paper are used interchangeably depending on the work. In consultation with the artist, paintings can be removed and rolled to reduce shipping costs to overseas destinations.

Why an inconvenient artist?

Painting is her drug! But rather than destroy and anaesthetise her feelings, her art allows them to release, blossom, and warm her heart. Roxanne can safely sow the seeds of the paroxysms of life during this creative escape. It is for her, a place where the most poignant emotions can safely rub shoulders without tearing each other apart.  Her art has been described as 'singular' as it is unique and varied. 

The motivation behind her work

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The opportunity of pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a working artist presented itself suddenly to Roxanne after having 4 children in the space of 14 months. Roxanne and her young family chose to return to Belgium after over 30 years absence in order to reconnect with the rich history and culture available here. According to the artist, ´´Being able to experience cultural diversity is an invaluable gift that opens the mind immeasurably and in my opinion, Belgium is the perfect place for this``.

 

The artist finds her inspiration and motivation in the need to express herself outside politically correct societal imperatives. She takes all the risks on her canvas, where her audacity requires neither justifications nor excuses.  To Roxanne, ´´Art is creativity. It offers a safe space to express emotions and explore personal style. The joy of interpreting these takes on many shapes and forms. Limitation of style, material and method is the antithesis to the original purpose of true art``.

 

Her work is generally asymmetrical and has mixed and at times even broken colours. If the texture is not raised and obvious, it is nevertheless present in the general theme of many pieces.

 

Her abstract artwork is intentionally left open to all imaginary interpretations. Each piece of work evokes a response depending on the personality, mood and emotion of the viewer. When asked how she explains her work overall she answers with a question of her own, ´´How do you interpret the different emotions of your life or the colours in your dreams?´´.