Sherren Comensoli is a self-taught contemporary artist who was raised in north east Victoria & moved to Melbourne in 1991 to attend the Melbourne school of Design (RMIT). She pursued an artistic career in Retail Design & Visual Merchandising (some of which include doing the window displays at David Jones Bourke st, and then moved on to retail design for various other clients.
Since having 2 children, Sherren’s artistic talents have manifested into her beautiful paintings. She has now been painting full time for over 10 years. Sherren’s motivation is driven for a passion to create beautiful living spaces. She is also an Interior Design Consultant / Stylist and uses many of her own paintings to pull together beautiful room settings for clients.
Sherren’s art has recently been featured in The Block 2017 TV series. One of The Block Couples (Sticks and Wombat) in the 2017 series actually purchased 5 of Sherren’s paintings to be featured in their home. Sherren is not just a feature artist on the popular TV show but she is also found some notoriety as the Head ‘The Block Shop’ Design Consultants and has enjoyed helping many Block Fans transform their own homes.
Here is an article about her role as the Block Shop Design Consultant:
Being a Contemporary Artist and also a Design Consultant gives me an edge over other Artists as I keep up with Interior trends and colour palates and my paintings reflect this. My paintings appeal to other Interior Designers / Stylists and I’m often commissioned by these designers for their own clients.
‘There is always abstraction in my paintings regardless of the subject. Before I start any painting I am considering the environment or room setting in which it is to be placed. Do I want this painting to be bold & dominate the space or does it need to be more subdued and restful? My painting style can vary from a whimsical tonal style which is depicted in my ‘Botanical Series’, to then contrast my ‘Contemporary Abstract Series’ which are more colourful & textured to create a piece to suit a more contemporary setting.
‘My paintings mostly reflect the Australian landscape – but with a contemporary translation. Natural elements such as rocks, tree’s, the ocean and mountain scenes are all my preferred subjects. I like to add multiple layers and keep building the painting up slowly until I have something that is substantial & complex.
I will always be experimental & brave with my painting style. I will always try something new, to keep my work versatile, and to set new trends.’
Sherren currently lives in Glen Iris with her family and paints daily in her stunning home studio. Studio visits are welcome (by appointment).
Gallery Representation & Stockists:
- Ministry of Art – 238 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 3182 VIC
- Crate Expectations – Malvern & Hampton 1A Llaneast St, Malvern VIC
- Cult Traders 1238 High St Armadale VIC
- The Block Shop (Online site)
Sherren Comensoli has exhibited at:
- Malvern Artist’s Society Solo Exhibition 2017
- Solo Exhibition 2015 at ‘Ministry of Art’ – 238 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 3182
- Thursday 30th July – Sunday 16th August 2015
- Ministry of Art – Group Exhibition Dec 2014
- Feature Artist at Canterbury Art Show in May 2018
- Canterbury Art Show 2014 – 2018
- Camberwell Art Show 2013 – 2016
- Canterbury Art Show 2013 – 2018