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Gillie and Marc Schattner - Artist From Australia

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Gillie and Marc Schattner australian artists

Gillie and Marc Schattner australian artists

Gillie and Marc Schattner australian artists

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'We, the contemporary artist pull apart the world, so it can be put back together as something different.'
Gillie and Marc Schattner

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.

have had over 30 solo exhibitions, and are hung in prominent corporate and gallery collections. They are 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.

Gillie and Marc Schattner live in Sydney with their two children, Jessie and Ben, a dog and a cat. | Contact Us | List Your Art | List Your Art Gallery | Site Map

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