This week’s Art Focus is on Melbourne based Jessica Stewart. What particularly drew our attention initially were her melding of urban objects and nature, as well as her hazy and dreamy portraits rendered juxtaposed with plants and animals. “Using pencil, paint and pastel she draws ships, homes, animals among all other sorts of symbolic objects to represent a bond, a freedom or maybe an escape from their current situation.”

For those looking to see her work in person, Fine Grime Gallery will be representing her at the Affordable Art Fair in London in October and she will also open a solo at the Brunswick Street Gallery in November.

More images after the jump…

Tipped off by Creep Machine.
Discuss Jessica Stewart here.