Artist Info – Wendy Stokes
Born in Australia in 1957, Wendy Stokes has consistently worked across painting, drawing and printmaking disciplines for the last 4 decades primarily focusing on medium to large scale painting and work on paper. She has been awarded a MFA through UNSW Art and Design, Sydney and holds a Graduate Diploma Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia; having her work acquired in the National Gallery Australia; AGNSW and Tamworth,Grafton,Coffs Harbour,Port Macquarie Glasshouse, Gosford, Bathurst and Warrnambool Regional Galleries. Wendy was a recipient of a research residency through UNSW at Cite International des Arts,Paris in 2014. Her work has been selected in The Glover Prize,The Fleurieu Prize, The Alice Prize,The Dobell Drawing prize and the JADA drawing award.
Stokes art practice is informed by her familiar coastal environment and daily interaction within it through the ritual practice of walking.Such an integral and sincere relationship to this landscape provides a platform for ideas to be explored through a blend of emotional and lived cartography.