Zesty by Colleen Little
Zesty by Colleen Little
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Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.


Colleen Little
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Acrylic on canvas
62cm x 92cm
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"This is a painting of citrus fruit, laying cut on a teal board. The fruit is cut and goes in some carbonated water.

This canvas is salvaged and repurposed from a street in Melbourne. I used acrylic paint to create vibrant coloured forms and bold lines. 

I feel full of zest. Zest is a feeling I want to recall. I paint and think about feeling zesty. It strengthens my recall. The more you look at it, the zestier you’ll feel."

Colleen Little is a Canadian-born emerging painter and illustrator, residing in Brisbane.

She has earned both a Bachelor of Studio Arts degree with distinction (2006) and a Bachelor of Arts Education degree (2009).

Colleen was named as a finalist of the Ipswich Art Prize (2023) and the Petite Pieces Art Prize (2022). She uses her art practice, in conjunction with other activities and treatments, to help keep her mental health at equilibrium.

Inspired by the ideas of individual perspective and memory recall, Colleen infuses her pieces with hyperbolic depictions and blatant omissions - forcing the viewer to 'see what she sees'. Her faux naïf surrealist artwork often features bold black lines and vibrant colour palettes that transport viewers to an alternate reality.

Follow Colleen on Instagram, Facebook and visit her website