Flying Lessons, 2001 from Watercolours
Baitfish 2001, from Watercolours
Mermaids, 2001 From Watercolours
Fallen, 2006 from New Colour Works
Tempest, 2004 from New Colour Works
Yellow haired girl, 2006 from New Colour Works
These are just some of the sublime images from the much acclaimed photographer Narelle Autio from her collection of images on Australian coastal life. IN order to gain permission to post these images here I contacted Stills Gallery in Sydney who kindly corresponded with the artist Narelle Autio on my behalf who gracioulsy said yes. I first noticed this extraordinary work when visiting the lively Art Precinct in Sydney at Danks St, Waterloo. Sitting in the Danks St Depot lunching on something wonderful I fell in love with the image I have posted at the top of this entry which, at that time, was proudly installed at one end of the cafe. I found it compellingly beautiful...not in the usual sense at all! I was a child of the coastline....I lived for summers immersed in the waves and sensuality of water and the colours that I wanted to drink in. This works transports me immediately back to all those sensations and makes me want to find some togs (OZ fro swimming costume) and get to somewhere blissful ASAP! You will find many wonderful images through the Stills gallery site!