Effie Pryer - "The Heron Maiden: Koropokkuru II" - oil on Japanese Thuja - 10 x 15cm (3.9"x5.9")
Effie Pryer (Australia) is a Tasmanian painter who studied arts and fine arts at UTAS and completed a master’s degree in cultural material conservation at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Her paintings draw on the narratives and imagery she has encountered studying ancient and traditional mythologies from around the world. She is particularly interested in the unchanging nature of human angsts and desires across cultures and millennia. With a focus on employing native flora and fauna in her imagery and materials, Pryer uses traditional oil painting techniques on exposed timber surfaces to incorporate the timber’s natural beauty into the imagery and layers of narrative.