Karijini by Carmen  Cilliers

Acrylic on Canvas – 125 × 60cm

Painted June 2009 – Carmen Cilliers

My abstract version of the gorge.

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    this is so gorgeous… so so gorgeous… : )

  • Thanks Mimi – The photo doesn’t really do it justice, it’s quite hard photographing these larger paintings with my very limited photographic skills : )

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossalmost 6 years ago

    dag!!! this is AWESOME!! i love it carmen. i’ll bmail you the address where to send it ;0)

  • Hi Ray my friend – long time no chat! I just got back from hols a few days ago and am doing some catching up. One of the first things I did was go check yours and a couple of other ‘close bubble friends’ sites and as usual you have nothing new up!!!! bad boy! When you going to at least buy a sketch pad? : p

    Just wondering if you know what ‘dag’ means in Australian?
    x C

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • amanda marx
    amanda marxalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful work carmen . . . worth the wait sweetie . . . there’s a touch of the bret whitely’s about this for me, if it’s OK to say that that . . . this is such a powerful piece, so strong & bold & the textures & colours must really pop in the flesh . . . so delicicious

  • Amanda – Brett is one of my idols so that is a huge compliment.

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossalmost 6 years ago

    no… i was using the US meaning of “dag”, which is short for daggonit, which is a an expression used as to not take the Lord’s name in vain. so… do i even want to know what in means in Oz??

    ya… i have a cool idea in mind, but just can’t seem to get motivated to do a canvas. and, yes, i thought about board, but ehhhh….

    thanks for checking, and great to hear from you as always!

  • A dag in oz is the turd that hangs off a sheeps bum – the one stuck in the wool that didn’t quite hit the ground. : ) (Seriously – and it’s supposed to be a term of endearment which as a South African in a foreign land I found hard to believe)

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossalmost 6 years ago

    LOLOLOL!! oh man… we call that a “dingleberry”. thanks for the late night laugh, cc!

  • Haha – in S.Africa we call it a dangleberry. : ) Sleep well!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Varry
    Varryalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks Varry!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 6 years ago

    This is great we Aussies like the reds

  • oldfartart
    oldfartartalmost 6 years ago

    You have been busy, it is wonderful…and I am pretty sure it is Karijini, bella

  • Whoops – will change immediately!!!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • NomadicGoddess
    NomadicGoddessalmost 6 years ago

    Yeah I found them, welcome back am loving your new work, am particularly attracted to this piece, I love how through the abstractedness you can see the rock formation, I have no idea where Karijini is, but this reminds me of around the Northern Territory. Fabulous colour choice, you have definately captured the red of the rock against the georgous blue river, stunning

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    incredible, personally, I think this is my favourite of all your works now :)

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