"Gnarlbine Studio looks over Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria, Australia. An inspiring landscape. My artwork reflects this rural volcanic landscape and the female form of the wide horizon.
Birds, gum leaves, butterflies, beetles, rock formations, skylines and everyday objects are re-imagined. Friendly magpies visit while I work and tell me to paint our story."
Merrian Dennis, May 2019
Recent exhibitions include
2021 Dry Stone Walls, Part II, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; Dry Stone Walls, Part I, Tacit Galleries 2019 Kitchen Utensils, Tacit Galleries 2018 The Australian Kitchen, Arnold St Gallery, Bendigo
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Formative Landscapes, Kyabram Town Hall Gallery 2018 CrossXpollination, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery, Cororooke [People's Choice Award]; Revamp, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat; Scapes of the Land, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery 2017 Warrnibald/Archibool Portrait Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery; Through the Looking Glass, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery 2016 Women’s Art Prize, The Artery, Warrnambool; Cultural Connections, Red Rock Regional Art Gallery; Cycle Evolution, Warrnambool Art Gallery 2015 Women’s Art Prize, Warrnambool; Biblio Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy 2014 Biblio Art Prize, Port Fairy; Reconciling Earth, Courthouse Gallery, Port Fairy; Small Works Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne; Small Treasures, The Artery