Sculptures and Paintings

Feyona van Stom



2-feyona-3880Feyona van Stom

  • Hong Kong-born of Dutch and Scottish heritage, married an Australian in 1971,
  • now Australian, Lived in New York 1972–1978,
  • Sydney 1978–1981,
  • Los Angeles 1981,
  • and Connecticut 1982–1989
  • Moved  to Sydney  1989 to present
  •  Studied fabric art, quilting, watercolour, design
  •  interior design  received Associate diploma,
  • Seaforth College of Fine Arts – Won Sculpture Award (1994)–
  • Studied life drawing, theory, photography, print-making, welding, computer art, sculpture, painting, design, drawing
  • Ewart Gallery – Studied painting, ceramics, enamelware and life drawing
  • Macquarie Hills Potters – studied ceramics
  • Royal Art Society – Studied life drawing
  •  Finn’s Glassworks – Studied glass slumping
  • Ku-ring-gai Art Centre – Studied watercolour, oil painting, acrylic painting, life drawing, glass casting & slumping, and Ceramics
  • opened Whale Beach Gallery , NSW – 2006 and 2007
  • opened gallery41 in Woolloomooloo, NSW (CBD) –  2007 – 2011
  • Vice President of The Sculptors Society  2009, 2010, 2011
  • President of the Sculptors Society 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Collections

Works are in private collections in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, India and Argentina; in Europe and in England & Scotland, the Canary Islands, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Sweden and France; and Africa,  in America in New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Texas, Oregon (Portland and Corvallis), Martha’s Vineyard, Washington, Los Angeles and Canada.
and in Australia in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Noosa, Berrima, Newcastle, and the Hunter Valley. Feyona enjoys that her work travels to and is enjoyed in many places and by many people.

Feyona was invited in 2015 to join the International Sculpture, Culture and Arts Festival where 27 artists from all over the world built, over 5 weeks, 27 sculptures. Feyona built a 3 metre tall sculpture in Changsha, Hunan Province –  in clay which was then moulded and made into a bronze sculpture in 2016 and is now permanently in the Yanghu wetlands park in Changsha, HUNAN, CHINA

Feyona has had successful  solo shows in 2015 and 2017 at Mu studio and Gallery in Mosman

Before that solo show in Frances Keevil gallery, gallery41 and gallery 307 as well as in gallery Manora.

Feyona was invited to BENGALURU, INDIA  in March 2017 to exhibit 25 of her sculptures, by Art weaves at gallery MANORA in a show called REVISITED  with a local painter Seemanthini, to portray the Ajanta cave drawings and carvings in a modern setting.

“I have chosen to make torsos and heads in an effort to recreate the expressions in the movement and the faces  in a modern way, that were portrayed on the 28 cave walls of thousands of years ago.”

After the visit to India we went on our own ‘revisited’ tour to Changsha –  to see my beautiful lady in her park setting.

I was honoured to be invited invited to judge the Sculptural  works at Sculpture In The Village at Willowtree Sculpture Garden in Crookwell in 2016 and 2017. 

 

Artist statement

My Sculptures have been taking me on their own journey. The subject is usually the human body in all its shapes and sizes, usually torsos and heads, but also abstracted forms.

Invitations to USA, N.Z., to China and to India, have been as exciting as exhibiting in Australia – in Sydney where we live, but also in Victoria, in Perth and in towns like Gulgong and Crookwell. It has been interesting to see how a head can identify a whole body. There is joy in the investigation of clays, techniques, shapes and accidental differences, using glazes and primitive firings. I love large and dramatic bodies, and movement in the shapes is all important.

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Contact Me

Phone: Feyona - +61 (0)408 226 827
Willem - +61 (0) 404 802 912