Sherren Comensoli is a Contemporary Artist based in Melbourne (Australia).
She was raised in the country in North East Victoria and moved to Melbourne in 1991 to attend the Melbourne School of Design (RMIT). She pursued an artist career in Retail Design, Visual Merchandising & then Home Styling. She has always enjoyed painting throughout her career but is now working as a full time professional artist.
“There is always abstraction in my paintings regardless of the subject. Before I start any painting I consider the environment or room setting in which it is to be placed. My paintings mostly reflect the Australian landscape, with a contemporary translation. Many of my works depict rocks, trees & rivers which remind me of the beautiful bush setting that I explored as a child and still runs through my veins. I like to use multiple layers underneath a painting and then keep building it up slowly until I have something that is substantial, complex and also restful.
Sherren is often commissioned by other Interior Stylists & Interior Designers. Sherren herself is also a Home Stylist and is often asked by her clients to help them redecorate an entire room (or whole house) with her painting acting as the focal point. Her primary motivation when painting is to create a statement piece that will deliver soul and personality into a living space.
“When I am doing styling for a client, the starting point for decorating any room is always the artwork! I adopt a very simple formula when redecorating rooms which is this. Keep a neutral colour palette for the majority of the space eg. the walls, couches & flooring should be all kept to a timeless neutral colour palette. Whereas pieces such as the art, rugs, cushions and other decorator items can be bold statement pieces to create the unique personality of a room. My aim is keep my paintings versatile so that they can be moved around into different rooms of a home.”
Sherren currently lives in Glen iris with her family and paints in her home studio.
Stockists and Exhibitions
Crate Expectations (Malvern & Hampton Stores) 1A Llaneast St, Malvern VIC
Cult Traders 1238 High St, Armadale VIC
The Block Shop – www.theblockshop.com.au
Artist Lane – www.artistlane.com.au
Upcoming – In May 2018 Sherren will be the Feature Artist at the Canterbury Art Show.
Malvern Artist’s Society – Solo Exhibition – September 2016
Ministry of Art – Solo Exhibition – June – August 2015
Canterbury Art Exhibition 2015, 2016, 2017
Camberwell Art Show 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Ministry of Art – Group Exhibition Dec 2014 / Malvern Artist’s Society Group Exhibition Aug 2014/ Muse Gallery – Milawa Cheese Factory VIC 2014 / Bayside Art Show 2014 / Panoply Gallery 222 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC – 2013 /Casey Art Show 2013