Prue Cleland's drawings are created by working coloured pencil in overlapping layers of line, colour and form to produce intriguing semi-abstract images that are often reminiscent of the textures and detail found in the environment. They also offer the suggestion of a wistful personal narrative that is evocative rather than explicit. Each drawing begins without a predetermined design, The structure and content is conscripted from her preoccupations and interests at the time, which can be as layered as the drawing itself. The work is also a celebration of the extraordinary versatility of coloured pencil drawing as a primary fine art medium.
Recent exhibitions include
2019 Making Space, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
2019 Pulse, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2017 Gallery 34, Yea, Victoria