Aimee Timpson is an emerging artist from the Macedon Ranges. She has studied creative arts and photography and participated in a number of group exhibitions throughout Victoria.
I draw my inspiration from my children, which is understandable, since they are usually present when I am creating. Both of my children have Sensory Processing Disorder and anxiety. 'The power of the flower' series is my reaction how we feel we fit into society, the way people accept us and how people label a metal illness in a negative way. The flowers are all of us, blooming, blossoming, opening and being the best we can be when coming up against society.
The purpose of these paintings is to start the discussion of how something could look ‘normal’ but what’s hidden isn’t. They are also about being a parent and craving what is ‘normal’. It’s has been 4 years of grieving for ‘normal’ to only now see that different is beautiful, bright and ‘normal’ as well.
Even though the flowers and the colours are bright and happy, what you will find is sometimes what is underneath is deeper and darker just like mental illness.
Residents Gallery, 18 September - 14 October
Artist floor talk: Thursday 4th October, 12pm