Fiona Maclean

Fiona Maclean

Location: Australia

Fiona Maclean is an Artist and Painter originally from NZ and living in Australia. Fiona's paintings hang in private collections and appear in International publications.

Fiona was chosen by Saatchiart.com as an emerging Artist and is already garnering attention for her work. Featured in SaatchiArt.com Fiona was included in this strong emerging talent of Artists in the 'One to Watch' released by Saatchi. Fiona attended the Parsons School of Art (The New School) in New York City. Though her studies were interrupted by a family tragedy and her art career put on hold for a couple years. She completed two Artist Residencies in Painting and Illustration at the New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2010, thus allowing her to take a new direction in her career and developing a new body of energised work. Here is where she gained the confidence and recognition from critics and her peers to move forward with her Art career and as a result is selling paintings regularly and being recognised by Art buyers and collectors. Fiona studied Fine Art at the prestigious Parsons School of Art (the New School) in New York.

Artist Statement

As an Artist I'm fascinated by the fleetingness of youth, beauty and sexuality and the elusiveness of these particular elements, trying to capture those elements within my portraits and figurative work. Always curious to discover whom the subject is behind the façade, trying to get to the essence of the person, breathing and bringing to life the portrait or figure. Trying to capture their sexuality, their beauty, and who they are. Evoking an element of ‘drama’ to the subject where the viewer can ‘draw their own conclusions to what this person’s ‘story’ maybe. Working from life but mostly from photographs as reference. Often using Acrylics like a watercolour and sometimes combining acrylics and oils.

Fiona's work has been described as "hauntingly beautiful and that her portraits have traces of glamour and intrigue beneath their honesty. Her subjects are intensely engaging extracting and translating fragments of secrets of the soul."

Education
2005 Parsons School of Art & Design, New York, USA (Fine Art)

Residencies
SVA (School of Visual Arts), New York, NY. US - Summer Residency – Painting - 2010

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Portfolio:

Le beau Mirage Series

Le beau Mirage' - oil on canvas. 40 x 30 x 1in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean

Le beau Mirage II “Le beau Mirage II”

Le beau Mirage II - 24 H x 18 W x 1 in Oil on canvas

Le beau Mirage III “Le beau Mirage III”

Le beau Mirage III - Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 x 1in.

Le beau Mirage IV “Le beau Mirage IV”

Le beau Mirage IV - oil on canvas. 40 x 30 x 1in

NYC Inspired series

NYC inspired series of paintings and drawings. Oil and watercolours and graphite drawings.

Chelsea Boy “Chelsea Boy”

Chelsea Boy - oil on canvas. 24 x 18 x 0.75in. Oil on canvas. Original painting by Fiona Maclean

Chelsea Boy II “Chelsea Boy II”

Chelsea Boy II - Chelsea Boy II - oil on canvas. 24 x 18 x 1in.

Factory Girl “Factory Girl”

Factory Girl - Oil on canvas. Original by Fiona Maclean. Inspired by NYC. 28 x 22 x 1in

Lucky Blue “Lucky Blue”

Lucky Blue Smith - 20 x 16 x 0.5in. Oil on canvas. Original painting by Fiona Maclean

Prom Princess “Prom Princess”

Prom Princess - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in. Original painting by fiona Maclean

Ellie in Red “Ellie in Red”

Ellie in Red - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Ellie in Orange - Version II. “Ellie in Orange - Version II.”

Ellie in Orange - Version II. Watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in.

Harry Brant “Harry Brant”

Portrait of Harry Brant. Oil on canvas 16 x 20 x 0.5in.

Le Beau Mirage - II “Le Beau Mirage - II”

Le Beau Mirage - II' - from the Little Creatures series. Oil on canvas. Original painting by Fiona Maclean. 24 x 18 x 1in.

Le Beau Mirage “Le Beau Mirage”

Le Beau Mirage - oil on canvas. 30 x 40 x 1in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Le beau Mirage III “Le beau Mirage III ”

Le beau Mirage III - oil on canvas. 40 x 30 x 1in. Original painting on canvas by Fiona Maclean.

Le Beau Mirage - IV “Le Beau Mirage - IV”

Le Beau Mirage - IV' - oil on canvas. 30 x 40 x 1in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Prom Queen “Prom Queen”

Prom Queen - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in by Fiona Maclean.

Tattoo Boy II  “Tattoo Boy II ”

Tattoo Boy II - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in.

'Ladies in Red' “'Ladies in Red' ”

'Ladies in Red' - inspired by Comme des Garcons. watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in.

L'oiseau de paradis “L'oiseau de paradis”

L'oiseau de paradis - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in

Izzy “Izzy”

Izzy - from the Little Creatures series - Watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in.

Edie “Edie”

Edie - from the Little Creatures series. Watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in

Arabella “Arabella”

Arabella - watercolour on paper. Original painting by Fiona Maclean. 20 x 15in.

Nico “Nico”

Nico - from the Little Creatures series. Watercolour on watercolour paper. 15 x 20in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Little Creatures

Little Creatures series. A series of Paintings and drawings inspired by the woods of Schilde.

Jacques “Jacques”

Jacques - from the Little Creatures series. Graphite and Watercolour on paper. 11 x 8in.

Lola “Lola”

Lola - from the 'Little Creatures' series. A series of little paintings and drawings inspired by the enchanted woods of Schilde. 11 x 8iin.

Belles Creatures “Belles Creatures”

Belles Creatures' - Acrylic and watercolour on watercolour paper. 24 x 17in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Lilli “Lilli”

Lilli - acrylic and gouache on paper. 8 x 11in. Painting by Fiona Maclean.

Agatha “Agatha”

Agatha - from the Little Creatures series. Mixed media - graphite pencil and watercolour on paper. 11 x 8in. Original by Fiona Maclean.

Arizona “Arizona”

Arizona - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in, Original painting by Fiona Maclean.

Millie “Millie”

Millie - from the Little Creatures series. Watercolour and graphite on paper. 11 x 8in

Sasha “Sasha”

Sasha - from the 'Little Creatures' series. A series of little paintings and drawings inspired by the enchanted woods of Schilde. Mixed media - watercolour, graphite & pencil on paper.

Tattoo Boy II  “Tattoo Boy II ”

Tattoo Boy II - watercolour on paper. 20 x 15in. Original painting by Fiona Maclean

Nikki “Nikki”

Nikki - from the 'Little Creatures' series. A series of little paintings and drawings inspired by the enchanted woods of Schilde. Mixed media - watercolour, graphite & pencil on paper.