Contemporary art can be defined as practically any piece of art made between the 1970s and the here and now, with Pop Art, popularised by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, considered by many to be the loose beginning of the Contemporary era.

The style tends to be more abstract in nature, often relying on the viewer to infer their own meaning from the piece, and while there are pieces that are created as statements and reactions, even these pieces allow for diversity in interpretation.

These artworks often have a much greater focus on the world around them, drawing from contemporary situations and ideas to form a piece of social and political commentary. Since its inception, contemporary works have been employed the world over to challenge the viewers preconceived notions of the world around it, by channelling the subjects it sprung from to form a coherent piece.

    • A Golden Vintage, Mixed Media Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $200.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      39.5cm (H) x
      27.4cm (W) x
      A GOLDEN VINTAGE is based on a photo from one of my very favourite wineries located in the heart of the Swan Valley (Western Australia). It was a warm Autumn day when we went for tastings of their legendary sticky wines, back at the car park this delightful scene caught my eye and simply cried out to be painted. The...
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    • A New Day Dawns, Oil Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • $850.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      A New Day Dawns a further step toward abstraction following the same theme as the Southern Skies Series.The development and exploration of color, composition, line and mass, creating works that I find stimulating to paint with an end result which is evocative and powerful. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
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    • ABSTRACT FLORAL ART - FLOWERS ON PINK, Acrylic Painting by Susan Trudinger Artist
    • Sold.
      3.5cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      Abstract Floral Art - Flowers on PinkBy Susan TrudingerCanberra ArtistProfessional quality acrylic paint on gallery wrapped stretched canvasLarge sized, square orientationVarnished, sides painted, ready to hangDecember 2019
    • Abstract Still Life - Tulip with Lillies, Acrylic Painting by Susan Trudinger Artist
    • Sold.
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      51cm (W) x
      Abstract Still Life - Tulip with LilliesBy Susan TrudingerCanberra ArtistProfessional quality acrylic paint on gallery wrapped stretched canvasMedium sized, Portrait  orientationVarnished, sides painted, ready to hangDecember 2019
    • ABSTRACTION SPACIALE, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $2,500.00
      3cm (D) x
      75cm (H) x
      180cm (W) x
      This large abstract painting was created in the Jackson Pollock style of drip and splash painting. However I have deliberately allowed the defused background to show through enabling the viewer contemplate the full detail in this piece. This artwork would compliment most interior decor projects.Good quality acrylic paint on Gallery stretched canvas painted on all sides and varnish for protection...
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    • Alice, Acrylic Painting by Michelle Keighley Artist
    • $690.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61.2cm (H) x
      61.2cm (W) x
      Alice Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang Signed with a certificate of authenticity 'Alice' is one of the first in a series of impressionistic animals, they are inspired by my passion for all things natural, especially cows and farm animals. I just love to see their quirky personalities shine through and the various colours and and backgrounds...
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    • Aloe Aloe (now framed), Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $250.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      39.4cm (H) x
      27.7cm (W) x
      This is my original handmade watercolour painting "Aloe Aloe" based on a photo from a neighbour’s garden.  Such a versatile plant which is both intimidating with its waxy thorn edged leaves and yet is very beautiful in its own special way.This painting was created using artist quality watercolour paints on good quality medium textured watercolour paper (300gsm). It is an...
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    • Amazing Outback, Acrylic Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $2,250.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      140cm (H) x
      90cm (W) x
      This large colourful original abstract is an impression of water falling through a gorge as seen in the outback or in the mountains.  It is done with a palette knife in many colours and is very textured.  Different techniques have been used to create this impression and it is a  powerful addition to any room. It is finished with two coats...
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    • Angels Brought Me Here, Acrylic Painting by Kerry Sandhu Artist
    • $660.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      45.7cm (W) x
      'Angels Brought Me Here'This painting title inspired by the Guy Sebastian song of the same name.Full of beautiful textures, this painting shows angel wings and a water fountain in chakra colours, and captures my raw, unique and spiritual side after a guided meditation.This work is painted on a gallery wrapped canvas and has been sealed with varnish, comes ready to hang...
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    • Atmospheric Sky, Acrylic Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $350.00
      3cm (D) x
      45cm (H) x
      45cm (W) x
      This small striking original painting was commenced as an abstract flow art painting which was adjusted during the painting process to become a seascape.  This spectacular sky was seen one early evening whilst out boating and I just had to adjust the abstract painting to reflect that scene. It is ready to hang and has two coats of archival varnish which...
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    • Australian Gold, Acrylic Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $1,150.00
      4 (4.5 framed)cm (D) x
      75 (80 framed)cm (H) x
      75 (80 framed)cm (W) x
      A colourful original impression of the earthy gorges of the outback and the white trunked gums to be seen in these areas.  I love walking in the outback and the wonderful colours so unique to our beautiful country.  This impressionist painting is framed with a timber frame with white front edges.  The framed painting is ready to hang and measures...
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    • AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE, Acrylic Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $560.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      The starkness of the Australian landscape is beautiful, and a constant source of inspiration to artists.However, the other side to this is drought.Australia is a continent defined by extremes of floods, droughts, and heat, but and recent decades have seen some extraordinary climate events.
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    • Australian Native Flora, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • $1,250.00
      3.8cm (D) x
      121.9cm (H) x
      91.4cm (W) x
      This is the largest still life I've ever made so far. It brings together a handful of assorted native beauties in a way that shows off the magnificent rustic colours. I have used a drawing method of scratching back to reveal complementary red and orange undertones in the background paint layers.- This comes with string/wire on the back to hang...
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    • AUTUMN SNOW, Mixed Media Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $1,600.00
      4cm (D) x
      90cm (H) x
      120cm (W) x
      This highly textured original painting is an impression of one of the many mountain gorges seen in the alpine regions.  I have spent much time hiking in the outback and mountains and love to portray this landscape in a semi-abstract manner. There are textured and smooth areas in the painting and the paint has been applied with a palette knife using...
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    • Barn Owl, Acrylic Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $750.00
      3cm (D) x
      60cm (H) x
      75cm (W) x
      This is a fluid acrylic painting of the lovely Barn Owl.  The process is very liquid and all painted at the one time while it is extremely wet except for the owl's face which was completed after it dried.  It is a semi-abstract painting but with a realistic result.  The painting is very high gloss and glows with all the...
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    • Baxter's Banksia, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • $680.00
      3.8cm (D) x
      91.4cm (H) x
      76.2cm (W) x
      Banksia baxteri, also known as 'Baxter's Banksia' and 'Bird's Nest Banksia'. It is native along the south coast of Western Australia between Albany and Esperance. I particularly like its very attractive, grey-green, severely triangularly-lobed leaves. I have used a drawing method of scratching back to reveal complementary red and orange undertones in the background paint layers.- This comes with string/wire...
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    • Beach Walk, Yallingup, Oil Painting by Carmen McFaull Artist
    • $500.00
      2cm (D) x
      30cm (H) x
      30cm (W) x
      Whether it is a stormy day or in blue sunny skies, taking that walk along the foreshore at Yallingup is memorable.As a piece of art, I have chosen to show the slice of shore, the waves and all the bands of colour that give it character.The figures are loosely painted but add context to the image.
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    • Beyond the Trees, Mixed Media Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $350.00
      0.05cm (D) x
      40cm (H) x
      50cm (W) x
      Beyond the Trees is an Oil and Cold Wax painting on Arches Fine Art Paper.  It is an interesting process with many layers built up as the painting progresses.  Many different materials were used to create  this piece.  It is being sold with a mat around it and is ready to frame in your own style.  The painting, including the...
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    • Bird Song, Acrylic Painting by Emma Leggett Artist
    • $420.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      53cm (H) x
      43cm (W) x
      This original painting depicts the beauty of birds singing to each other whilst hidden and surrounded by shades of blues, greens and yellows within the calming natural environment. Acrylic on paper framed.The dimensions of the completed artwork includes the size of the pre-made white frame. Perspex instead of glass has been used for safe transportation. 
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    • Birds And Blooms No 3, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $300.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      31cm (W) x
      This is the 3rd in my "Birds and Bloom" series. Mexican folk art is my inspiration for these bright colourful paintings. Do hope this painting brightens up your life as much it did mine in making it!This painting is signed on the front and a laminated, numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included.PLEASE NOTE: In the photos, where the painting is...
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