GILLIE AND MARC SCHATTNER’S WORK IS THE PERFECT MARRIAGE OF STYLE AND CONTENT.
Their art uses a colourful and exuberant meshing of Pop Art and figurative expressionism to explore themes of contentment and happiness.
Their recent dog series was inspired by research that showed that if you want to live a happy life, the single most important thing you can do is get a dog.
Gillie and Marc are fascinated by the things that give us pleasure, the things that make us happy, the things that make life worth living, and they make art which embodies that quest.
The bold, simple shapes and rich colours and textures they use in their paintings and sculptures are a source of simple, positive pleasure, while also suggesting metaphors for our search for happiness.
Gillie and Marc Schattner’s art draws on their work in the fields of graphic design and advertising, as well as Gillie’s experiences working as a registered nurse.
They have worked with the Smile Foundation, The Black Dog Institute and Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
They are also successful portrait artists and were recent finalists in the Archibald Prize.
Specialising in children, pets and celebrities, their portraits are in international demand.
Their subjects include Rhonda Birchmore, Scarlett Johannson, John Konrad, Archbishop Pell, Dr Harry Cooper, Jimmy Little and the late Peter Brock
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have had over 30 solo exhibitions, and are hung in prominent corporate and gallery collections.
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have also published authors with their recent children's/gift book, 'The Happiest Day of My Life' and 'The Perfect Gift', becoming best sellers with a new book 'True Love' out this year.