Ruby Bovill                                    



Solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Naarm
April 2023


Tracks was inspired by the rainforests of Australia. These paintings aimed to provide a sense of walking through the rainforest, along a bush track or creek.

In this collection of paintings Ruby used acrylic paint on canvas to create vibrant abstractions of the rainforest. Ruby uses layering to create texture and movement mirroring the movement in nature.

In addition, this collection sees Bovill playfully explore foreground and background - creating illusions of the rainforest extending deep within and past the edges of the canvas. These paintings embody a childlike and playful style that lead the viewer to imagine an otherworldly place where snakes can fly and dragonflies are the size of birds.