“Light, likeness and mood. These are the three recurring elements of my work. The perfect contrast of dark and light transforms a figure or scene, creating a mood not otherwise imagined. The use of oils built in layers is my preferred medium, my compositions mostly figurative with a narrative. I would describe my work as realism with a twist, often disrupting the image in some shape or form. I draw great inspiration from past masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, Vermeer and Manet, and am drawn to the visual effects of film noir.”

Wendi completed a BFA at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney in 2014. She has furthered her studies at the Julian Ashtons Art School in the Rocks, Sydney. She holds a Diploma of Visual Arts which has resulted in over 30 years experience as a Graphic Designer.

Address: Highland FM Gallery 10/40 Station St, Bowral

Web: highlandfm.org.au

FB: @wendi.toohey

Insta: @wenditoohey