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Simone Read

Represented artist at Traffic Jam Gallery and Bilingarra Indigenous art & culture

Australian Aerial View Landscape Painter

The numbers 11 and 13 are the most prominent numbers that surround me and my family; and it's by pure coincidence that significant happenings occur on these dates. My husband and I got engaged on the 13th and married on the 11th. Both of our boys were born on the 11th and 13th, and many more. These numbers make me happy. Simple as that. They remind me of the beautiful life I have with the most beautiful people in it. For this reason, I sign all my works S.Read 1113. 

Artist Practice


My paintings are an exploration and an appreciation of how the Australian landscape; through culture, sacred and spiritual connections, define the character of the Australian bush and coastline and my growing understanding of their significance. 


My love and enchantment for our Australian landscape is evident in the colour, freedom of application and raw vitality emanating from the intricate details in my mark making. Because of the time-consuming nature of applying literally thousands of lines, I somewhat slip into a mediative state whilst painting. I hope to capture and invoke those precious moments when we take time out to communicate this closely with nature.

Enjoy the view.


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