Miranda Summers

Obelisk Beach (framed), 2022

106 × 106 cm

Miranda Summers is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Melbourne and raised in Sussex, England, with a background in both art and theatre production. She worked as a Theatre Prop Maker for London’s West End, Opera Houses and Television before moving to Sydney and pursuing a career with Opera Australia. Alongside her theatre career, Miranda is a passionate oil painter exhibiting with several galleries in Australia, showcasing her unique and distinctive style inspired by the Australian landscape. In 2023, she successfully made her artistic debut in London at The Brick Lane Gallery following a Solo exhibition with Grainger Gallery in Australia’s Capital Territory. Miranda looks forward to directing Otello for West Australian Opera in June,  The Ring Cycle for Opera Australia end 2023 and painting for a solo show 2024. 2022 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize. 2022 Finalist Little Things Art Prize

Is there anything more visually arresting than the vibrant combination of orange and blue? The Canna Lilies of Tamarama possess an exquisite allure. Their tall, elegant stems adorned with delicate frills and crinkles, perfectly complimentary with the blue above. Within this series ‘Bohemian Like You,’ I have been captivated by the journey of the Lily, revealed through every stem, petal and pod, in a variety of colours and states, bold to delicate, vigorous to fragile, pliable to brittle. These Lilies have become a profound symbol, reflecting the broader theme of embracing mortality while remaining true to one’s purpose. They inspire me to focus on my aspirations, live and love in a purposeful life.

Miranda paints on canvas with oil and painting knife. Her artistic approach utilises negative and positive space to create an interplay between foreground and perceived distance. The challenge is to simplify the mark, reduce spatial distance and invite the viewer to engage with the present moment.

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