Cosima is a Brisbane-based artist interested in observational painting and gestural mark making. Cosima creates still life and landscape paintings through close contemplation, working both from arrangements of objects and reference photographs. Since completing a Master of Visual Art by research at the Queensland College of Art in 2018, Cosima has participated in group and solo exhibitions across Brisbane, Melbourne, Inverell and Sydney, including as a finalist in the 2020 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship exhibition.
'In my sunroom are two sliding windows. The light that passes through them is bright and relatively even, becoming stronger in the afternoon as the sun hits the side of the neighbour's house. This is where I work, setting up arrangements of objects to paint from life. As I paint, sunlight pours in from the left to light the objects, which are weighted by small shadows. I like to make still lifes using what is readily available, rummaging through cupboards and kitchen drawers for subject matter.’ - Cosima Scales.
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