10 Australian abstract artists to discover and love on Bluethumb

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A question I often get asked when I share images of my home is, ‘Where is your artwork from?’. It’s no secret how much I adore Australian abstract artists and it seems that you love them too!

The large navy and pink abstract piece by Marnie McKnight is one I got on Bluethumb online art gallery a few years ago and I still love it just as much as when I first purchased it.

Finding art for your home — that doesn’t cost the world — is a challenge so I’m rounding up 10 of my favourite Australian abstract artists that you can find on Bluethumb. Each artist has their own profile on Bluethumb where they regularly upload new pieces, so there’s always a great collection of available artworks to choose from.

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1. Marnie McKnight

Of course, I’ve got to start this list with Marnie who is the first artist I discovered on Bluethumb. I’ve been following her journey from furniture designer to full-time artist for many years and love how she is continually evolving. Her latest pieces include abstract landscapes, soft pastel colours and female forms.

View Marnie’s current artworks here

Guilty Pleasure by Marnie McKnight

2. Lauren Danger

This artist creates mesmerizing landscape works using the most dreamy colour palettes you could imagine. I recently got one of her paintings for my office and could spend hours looking at it. If you’re looking for a serene piece of art that can add a big pop of colour, be sure to check out her profile.

View Lauren’s current works here

Lauren Danger

3. Angus Martin

His abstract line drawings of faces and repetitive shapes can only be described as ‘cool’. Angus’ collection also includes original paintings of human forms in deep earthy colours. We recommend his works for moody and luxe interiors.

View Angus’ current works here

Angus Martin Clarity

4. Susie Monte

Colour lovers, you cannot look past Susie’s collection of bold and graphic works! Her joyful pieces are inspired by the natural world and would be a statement in any home.

View Susie’s current works here

Susie Monte

5. Ruchi Rai

Originally from India, Ruchi started her career as a textile designer. When she began free hand painting on silk and chiffon sarees, her love of art on large canvases was born. She uses acrylics, washes and sometimes inks, to create large abstract works that are filled with beauty.

View Ruchi’s current works here

Ruchi Rai

6. Mardi Cavana

Layered with detail and mystery, Mardi’s technique of blurring to conceal and washing away to reveal achieves these captivating urbanscapes. We love the pops of vibrant colour too.

View Mardi’s current works here

Mardi artwork Australian abstract artists

7. Tulika Das

These artworks are so intricate and interesting, you could spend hours just staring at their beauty. From colourful abstracts, to detailed still lifes, we fell hard and fast for Tulika’s pieces.

View Tulika’s current works here

Still life artwork by Tulika Das

8. Clair Bremner

A former semi-finalist in the Bluethumb Art Prize and another Australian abstract artists we love, Clair’s works are beautifully complex reflections of nature. She says she likes to create art that’s, “A visual feast for the eyes and will be enjoyed for generations to come” and she doesn’t disappoint!

View Clair’s current works here

Clair Bremner

9. Melinda Katotriatis

Melinda’s artworks vary greatly in style. Her latest collection is all about whimsical strokes and soft colours, whereas she also delves into geometric patterns in muted colours, creating a three-dimensional aspect. They somehow exercise your mind while at the same time having a relaxing effect with their repetitive, rhythmic forms.

View Melinda’s current works here

Melinda Katotriatis_Glimpse Baroque Series

10. Carley Bourne

You can’t help but do a double-take when you see the spectacular artworks from Carley Bourne. She paints unique abstracts, full of colour and formations with a floral and botanical theme. With every look, there’s more to discover. She paints layer upon layer with so much detail and small intricate patterns. Her art simply radiates colour and happiness.

View Carley’s current works here

Carley Bourne_Blue thumb

Did you discover some new Australian abstract artists from our list? We’d love to know if you snap up any pieces from these talented artists!

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This post was originally published in June 2018 but continues to be updated with new artists, information and images.

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