Based in South Australia’s picturesque Adelaide Hills region, Romany Mollison is a landscape painter working in oils to portray the beauty of her surrounds.
The move to the Hills from Melbourne (via a few years in Sydney) – with her husband and young daughter – resulted in the adventurous restoration of a 130 year-old orchard cottage which was to become their home for a time. Her latest body of work ‘Memories of the Mist’ documents the process of falling in love with the rolling hills, misty valleys, orchards and vineyards of this property and the greater Hills area. This landscape now informs all of her work.
Romany’s paintings have a sense of quiet calm, romance, sometimes melancholy, and there is always a source of light emerging. Many thin layers are built up on the canvas and softly blended to give a feeling of being immersed in the landscape – the emotive qualities of fading light, storms and fog are the main inspiration.
Romany’s work has featured as a finalist in various art prizes, most recently the 2022 Glover Prize and she holds a Bachelor of Art (Design) and Post Graduate Diploma (Design) from RMIT in Melbourne.