Viola Dominello

Recent Work

9 September - 4 October

VIOLA DOMINELLO works en plein air. Her paintings transform the immediacy of her surroundings into an emotive image. This exhibition showcases her recent oil paintings and watercolour works depicting landscapes and scenes of coastal Australia and abroad in Italy. DOMINELLO continues to employ her own contemporary take on traditional art methods by remixing historical modes of painting. Her works have the ability to invoke landscapes of Chinese scholar painting just as they suggest the stippled greenery of 17th century Dutch landscapes, and echo early en plein air watercolour landscapes of Italy. Cultural influences on seeing and perceiving are made evident through DOMINELLO's own hybridised practice. Her trans-historical images imbue the Australian landscape with unseen ancestral and cultural ties.

Her watercolours of Italy, particularly Venice and the Aeolian Islands, reflect DOMINELLO's continued connection with her Italiao-Australian heritage, and its influence on her practice.
These oil and watercolours have a delicate sensibility that is both evocative and refined. DOMINELLO explores the immediacy of her mediums. She cuts into oil paint, moving and scraping it over the surfaced of the canvas, using the same evocative, but refined, dextrous gestures attributed to her watercolours. Responding to nature, DOMINELLO's dappled colour and brush strokes are masterful: translating light through bodies of water in a way that is evocative of the trembling beauty of a mirage.

DOMINELLO captures the shifting light and liquescent air of coastal vistas. Through painterly gestures she reveals moments that describe the intricate and transient beauty of the landscape.

Dingies, Dangar Island by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Dingies, Dangar Island
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm

$2,000

For Sale
For Sale
Boat, Berowra Waters by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Boat, Berowra Waters
oil on canvas
40 x 35 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Summer afternoon, Berowra Waters by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Summer afternoon, Berowra Waters
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Boats, Dangar Island by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Boats, Dangar Island
oil on canvas
25 x 25 cm

$950
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For Sale
Tinnie 1 by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Tinnie 1
oil on canvas
13 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Tinnie 2 by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Tinnie 2
oil on canvas
13 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Coast by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Coast
oil on board
40 x 35 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Heading down to the bay by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Heading down to the bay
oil on board
40 x 35 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Indian Figs and Roof top Urn, Panarea by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Indian Figs and Roof top Urn, Panarea
watercolour on paper
28 x 36 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Near Rialto by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Near Rialto
watercolour on paper
32.5 x 26 cm

$1,400
For Sale
For Sale
St Geremia by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
St Geremia
watercolour on paper
38.5 x 20 cm

$1,400
For Sale
For Sale
Marzorrbo by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Marzorrbo
watercolour on paper
25.5 x 31 cm

$1,200
For Sale
For Sale
Fondamenta Nouve by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Fondamenta Nouve
watercolour on paper
17.5 x 37 cm

$1,100
For Sale
For Sale
Santa Maria Della Salute, Sunset by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Santa Maria Della Salute, Sunset
watercolour on paper
28.5 x 28.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Zitelle Church, Giudecca by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Zitelle Church, Giudecca
watercolour on paper
28.5 x 28.5 cm

$1,100
For Sale
For Sale
Urn, Boboli Gardens, Rome by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Urn, Boboli Gardens, Rome
watercolour on paper
18.5 x 16.5 cm

$600
For Sale
For Sale
Yatch by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Yatch
oils on canvas
20.5 x 40.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Sandstone Cove by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Sandstone Cove
oil on canvas
20 x 60.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Quiet Time by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Quiet Time
oil on canvas
20.5 x 40.5 cm

$1,100
For Sale
For Sale