Muriel Luders, Country Scene
Muriel Luders is best known for her landscape paintings. Born in 1906 in Gundagai, New South Wales, Muriel began painting quite late in life in 1962. Muriel was a self-taught 'primitive' artist and has been described as Australia's 'Grandma Moses'. Her works of art were exhibited across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and her works are held in a number of regional and state collections. Muriel passed away in 1984.
The work of art
Country scene is a beautiful triptych typical of her style. It depicts a background of rolling hills and scattered trees in the foreground. The scenery is lush and green with colours that seem soft and pastel like. Although this triptych is non descript, many of her works depict actual landscapes from across New South Wales in a similar style such as Tumut, Holbrook and Blowering Waters.