Geoff Cunningham

Artist bio

"I love exploring the beauty, drama and humour in everyday life. I like to challenge our modern way of life, often by contrasting it with the past.”
Originally from Albury, New South Wales, I moved to Melbourne to study Graphic Design, graduating from Swinburne University. After working in the graphic arts industry for fifteen years, I made the leap into the world of fine art. Completely self-taught, I have worked very hard to develop a unique style and have been a full-time artist since 2007. I specialize in stencil paintings, but have also worked extensively with acrylic paint and linocut printing.

Artist in residence Camberwell Girls Grammar School (April/May 2016) - now employed as a part-time art technician.

I have completed many private commissions and have also donated works to charity auctions such as the Royal Children\'s Hospital Gala Ball, The Green Gecko Project and the Edmund Rice Foundation.

I create art because...

It's what I'm meant to do - nothing else satisfies my soul like creating something that didn't exist.

I am different to most artists because...

My technique combines so many different artistic disciplines: I start with photography, which then leads into photo manipulation and digital creation. From there I hand cut each layer of the stencil before spray painting. Then I finish each piece with hand painted details so that each painting is totally unique. I quite often stretch my own canvases and when required, also do my own framing.

When you look at my art, the thing I want you to feel is...

A connection. Either to a place, time or feeling, or ideally - all of them at once!

The thing I most want to say to non-artists is...

Buying original art is the best way to express your personality - line your walls with something that means something to you and you will gain endless pleasure every time you look at it!

I believe art is an important part of our lives because...

The world would be very dull without it, and it is an essential link to our souls.

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