FROM Bonbeach to Chelsea – New York’s Chelsea, that is – might seem a long way away.
But it’s indicative of the progress being made by Bonbeach painter Michelle Endersby, who is staging her In Reverie of Form exhibition in the Big Apple next month.
Her vivid flower portraits will grace the walls of the Agora Gallery, 12 June-2 July, with the opening night reception on 18 June.
Endersby’s works are inspired by a vision she experienced upon awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery. Each image is far more than a figurative representation of a flower – her works explore the varying personalities and forms of roses throughout each phase of their lifecycle.
“Any art lover who enjoys viewing thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend,” the gallery’s PR says. “Her masterful use of light and shadow help define the overall composition and add depth of meaning and an emotive element to the overall effect. Her round canvases symbolise wholeness, the cycle of life, and the mystery of eternity. They invite the viewer to take a moment and contemplate the sacred.
“I hope my paintings will inspire an awakening in others, as I feel I have been entrusted with a mission to share a vision of beauty, hope, and inspiration with the world,” she said.
Agora is a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, it specialises in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists.