Miranda Summers

Miranda Summers

  • Artist’s Statement

    Australia’s vast native spaces humble me, I hope to paint the story of our unique environment, the grace, humility, synergy and symbiosis of Australia’s natural habitat. I paint with emotion associated with this land and hope to convey the humility I feel when I gaze upon this our native landscape. In harmony like our native plant world together we can better care for her our heart land, Australia and each other.

  • Biography

    Miranda Summers born Melbourne Australia, raised in Sussex England, trained and accredited in Fine Art and Theatre Production. She began a theatrical career as a Prop Maker and Scenic Artist for Londons West End, English National Opera, Royal Opera House and in Television. Miranda returned to Australia and began a long career with Opera Australia initially a Props assistant, a Stage Manager and recently an Assistant Director. Miranda has Assisted the Direction for the the Operatic World Premiere of Brett Whiteley 2019, Graeme Murphys, Turandot, David McVicars, Don Giovanni and Francesca Zambello’s, La Traviata. Miranda’s oil paintings focus with palette knife and thick impasto oils on our Native landscape, exhibiting in several group shows nationally with an upcoming duet show in Sydney, September 2021. 

  • Influences

    The great Impressionists, particularly Monet with his use of light and colour as the describing language for form and his minimal use of paint stroke particularly in his later works. Van Gogh for his energy in texture and zeal for thick impasto which for me reveal his opinion of composition importance. Klimt for his commitment to pattern bordering on chaos and clutter but visually maintaining calm beauty. Clifford How for his astonishing bold palette knife technique and command of composition. 

  • Awards

    2021 Finalist Port Lincoln and Bendigo Bank Arts Prize
    2017 Finalist in Northern Beaches Art Prize
    2016 Finalist in Northern Beaches Art Prize

  • Exhibitions

    2021 Be Brave Art Space, a duo show, Careel Rd, North Avalon, NSW
    2021 Flora Exhibition, a group show, Heritage Hill Historic House and Gardens, Arts in Greater Dandenong, VIC
    2021 Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba, QLD MAR 27 – 29
    2021 Inside this Box: a group show, The Corner Store Gallery FEB 17 – 27
    2020 Contemporary Australian Art a group show, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW
    2018 Fundraiser Opera Australia Benevolent Fund
    2015 Group Show Emergence Northern Beaches Council Creative Space.

  • Website


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Miranda Summers

Jet Ski
29 x 49 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $690.00

Miranda Summers

Grassy Undergum
34 x 34 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $620.00

Miranda Summers

Workings of Wattle and Banksia
44 x 44 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $880.00

Miranda Summers

Banksia Study, Pretty in Pink
23 x 33 x 4cm Oil on Canvas $490.00