Dwee Davies

Dwee Davies is a contemporary Australian artist based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. After working as a graphic designer for eight years, Dwee decided to finetune her creative calling with a Diploma in Fine Art. It was at this point she discovered she was a painter and has continued her practice since. Dwee’s work is meditative, painting to better understand the world around her and deconstruct her feelings. "I also use my art to practice bravery", she says. "I paint what I see in order to gain a better understanding of the subject and working in acrylic paint enables me to keep in the moment without hesitation.” Dwee prefers to work quickly and reactively with deliberate brushstrokes and describes her work as finished "when there is a unique balance of my own naivety and personal reflection."

"The Boxvale Series is a collection of paintings that represent my 10-year-old son and his time spent on a cattle property in remote Queensland. I am a parent trying to understand and support my son who is on the Autism Spectrum. I don’t paint the details on their faces because I don't understand all the details. The images portray the connection he established with the horses whilst working and mustering on the farm. I paint what I see and feel whilst trying to understand both my son's behaviour and that of the horse. Through this, I hope to gain a better understanding of my son's Autism and also acknowledge the magic hold the horse has over my son."

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