Outflow 2016  Ink on Acrylic Sheet  60 x 80 cm  Unframed  $1,800 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Outflow 2016

Ink on Acrylic Sheet

60 x 80 cm

Unframed

$1,800 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Solace 2019  Ink on Acrylic Sheet  110 x 110 cm  Unframed  $3,600 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Solace 2019

Ink on Acrylic Sheet

110 x 110 cm

Unframed

$3,600 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Saffron Burst 2016  Ink on Acrylic Sheet  100 x 150 cm  Unframed  $4,000 AUD  Location: Armadale

Saffron Burst 2016

Ink on Acrylic Sheet

100 x 150 cm

Unframed

$4,000 AUD

Location: Armadale

Susie Leahy Raleigh

Susie Leahy Raleigh’s vibrant aqueous surfaces result from pouring inks on to formatted acrylic sheets. The pouring process is her way of largely abandoning compositional control and remaining open to spontaneous occurrences.  Although it may appear that the paintings ‘create themselves’ the artist’s colour choices, her rehearsed and tested body movements and her rejection of completed works deemed ‘unsatisfactory’ indicate otherwise. The coloured flows that collide with each other or are arrested at the perimeter of the boxed acrylic frame result from dexterous guiding by a disciplined mind.

While the act of pouring expresses fluidity and is intended to convey energy, time lapses and perceptual movement, the paintings are nonetheless informed by a personal response to atmospheric phenomena and experiences of altered states of consciousness.  Through colour, luminosity and light reflection these works provoke the types of stimulation often associated with psychedelic sensations.