Veronica Wiltshire is an Art Student at National Art School / Sydney , majoring in Painting who is residing in Eora / Sydney . Her current practice explores Sustainability and Food waste. Wiltshire is very mindful of the generational perspective and the residual anger of younger generations due to the current ‘climate crisis’. Her work is also influenced by her previous profession as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years . Working mainly in Recovery Units some of her works also explore the ‘breath’ and ‘time’ on the canvas which is either presented on tradition linen or employing Bunnings ‘drop sheets’ as canvas’s.
Wiltshire’s works between abstraction and figuration , sometimes engages in installation, photography and collage. Her art combines traditional formal concerns - exploration of colour, shape, surface and line. Scale varies from very large to small and flat versus recessive space. Her works of abstraction have evidence of active brushworks and visible gestures giving her works a messy, multilayered, lively and emotional character. Sometimes suffused with humour, vibrant colours and intense layering and drawing.
Wiltshire is endeavouring to raise an awareness on Sustainability - human, social, economic and environmental all of which are interlinked and all concerned with the state of the planet at present.