Catherine Fitz-Gerald is a prominent Adelaide artist recognised for her masterful skills in handling luminous colour and light. Fitz-Gerald’s works reflect on the inherent beauty of nature, in particular the many fruits available throughout the seasons, and are a visual celebration of abundance and joy.
Also an award winning abstract artist, Catherine has participated in a wide variety of group shows and held many solo exhibitions to great success. Her work can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, USA and throughout Australia.
These works form part of my ongoing Icon series where, balanced on improbable objects, fruit becomes more than just something to eat or waste. A symbol, re-evaluated, iconic, encouraging us to view nature as greater than only a human resource.
Begun during my artist’s residency at the Adelaide Central Market in 2017 and completed this year ‘Xigua’ connects two well-loved city institutions Chinatown and the markets. 'Xigua' is Chinese for watermelon.
Oil on canvas 101 x 81cm
Oil on canvas, 122 x 80cm
Oil on canvas 90 x 75cm
Oil on Board, 25 x 20cm