A WOMAN’S LIFE: Artist Madeleine Winch’s latest exhibition opens tomorrow.
A WOMAN’S LIFE: Artist Madeleine Winch’s latest exhibition opens tomorrow. Contributed

Art exhibition shows life from a female perspective

DRAWING on her own experiences as a wife and mother, artist Madeleine Winch explores what it is to be a woman in her latest exhibition.

State of Being comprises a selection of work from the past 20 years of Winch's career.

The Sydney-based artist said her exhibition would feature oil paintings and works on paper in the form of monotypes and collographs.

"I do not work from models but from my imagination," she said.

"It is the inner process that is important to me, that of expressing the inner life, that of emotions and reflections.

"I enjoy using metaphor and symbolism."

The artist is known for populating her work with female figures, as well as kitchenalia and other objects in the tradition of still-life painting

Winch said she drew from her own experience of life, not only of working as an artist but also of being a wife and mother.

"The emotions expressed can only be from a female perspective and therefore expressed through the image of a female," she said.

"Much of my work expresses the experience of being a woman."

States of Being marks Winch's 40th solo show and will officially open at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery tomorrow at 5.30pm.

There will be a talk from the artist with entertainment from Savvi Voce. This is a free event with drinks and nibbles provided.

The exhibition runs until June 14.