/ by Nerina Lascelles


Oriental Infusion  

Exhibition @ Manyung Gallery

Royal Cranes - Mixed Media & Encaustic Wax on Canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2011

2012, the year of the Dragon, commenced after much relaxation and rejuvenation over the Summer period. I found the holiday season to be the perfect opportunity to slip away into the studio to create a new body of paintings. There’s such a relaxed air across the land at this time of year… which has enabled me to really enjoy the beauty, silence and depth of the creative process.The culmination - an exhibition of paintings at Manyung Gallery in Mt Eliza during the month of Februrary. The theme of the Manyung exhibition this year contains an Asian influence.

“Nerina Lascelles produces images of sublime beauty and delicacy. With strong oriental influences, her canvases are imbued with the serenity of eastern philosophy.”  - Manyung Gallery

Although this body of work continues an influence from Japanese art and zen poetry, the paintings in this exhibition have also been inspired by the beauty, magic and wisdom that my darling 100 year old grandmother Amy has imparted over the years. These paintings also act as a celebration of our deep connection.


Live in simple faith
Just as this trusting cherry
flowers, fades and falls
Mixed Media on Canvas, 122cm x 122cm, 2012