Let's Be Frenemies

By Llewellyn Skye $9,900

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 122cm by 183cm


About the Artist

A Brief History

Llewellyn Skye is a dynamic, passionate and soulful visual artist that draws inspiration from nature, in particular florals. Skye seeks to explore the paradox of strength in fragility along with her own very personal experiences of love, loss and grief.

Llewellyn Skye, born in Gosford, NSW, Australia, and known simply as Skye. Raised in Sydney, completing her BFA at the National Art School 2005, followed by further study at the Sydney Gallery School. Now living and working on the Gold Coast, Skye is a full-time artist as well as raising her young family.

Fenton & Fenton Rising Talent 2021 winner, ALA Abstract Artist 2021 winner, BLA 2018 winner, highly commended in the John Olsen drawing prize, a painting residency in Italy and various notable private and public commissions. With a strong background in drawing, showing in over 60 exhibitions and 14 solo shows, Skye is predominately an oil painter working from still life floral set ups in her studio.

Solo Exhibitions 

2022  Calm Down Baby, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
2022  They Once Felt Like Water, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2021  This Is A Love Story, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane
2021  Hue To Hold, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2020  Daylight Breaks, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane
2020  Bleeding Daylight, M-Arts, Murwillumbah
2019  Latest Works, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane
2012  Sugar, Conzano, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2023  Abstraction, Collectors' Focus Series V, Metro Gallery
2023  Summer Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2022  December Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2022  Landscape: Collectors' Focus Series IV & V, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2022  40/40 Project, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2022  Large Scale New Works, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2022  Metro Summer, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2022  Summer Salon, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
2021  Christmas Group Show, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2021  Gallery Group Show, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
2021  Spring ’21, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
2021  The Romantics, ALA, Southport
2021  Rising Talent, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
2021  Kaleidoscope, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane
2021  All Eyes On The Arts, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery
2020  Art Knows No Borders, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery & M-Arts
2020  Albion Gallery Opening, Brisbane
2020  Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery
2020  Modern Love, A K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell
2019  Summer Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2019  Share The Dignity, Amber Creswell Bell, Sydney
2019  Summer Show, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, GC 


2011 Artegiro Residency, Montefiascone, Italy
2006 Advanced Painting Course, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank, Sydney
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Publications | Interviews | Blogs

2023 Art Collector Magazine, January
2023 Home Beautiful Magazine, January
2022 AGNSW Magazine, May
2022 Art Collector, April
2022 New Visionary Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
2022  Elle Foundation, California
2021  Visionary Art Collective
2021  The Block
2021  The Block Shop
2021  ALA Feature
2021  Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
2021  Southern Wild Co, New South Wales
2020  Vanity Fair, UK, Dcember
2020  House Rules, Australia
2020  The Block Shop, Melbourne
2020  We Are Gold Coast, Gold Coast
2020  Rising Woman Creative, France
2020  Tweed Valley TV, Tweed
2020  What’s On Tweed, Dec, Tweed
2019  The Echo, Dec, Byron
2019  The Weekend Edition Feb, Brisbane
2017  The Drift, July, Qld
2017  Robina Town Centre, Aug, Qld
2017  Fashion Journal, May
2017  Nikel + Sole, Nov, Melbourne
2016  Daily Imprint, Feb, Sydney
2011  Herbert River Express, June, Qld
2010  Sydney Morning Herald, May, Sydney
2008  Southern Courier, Nov, Sydney
2008  Coast Confidential, GC Bulletin, July, Qld
2008  Weekend Bulletin, June, Gold Coast
2008  Art Almanac, Profiles, June Edition
2008  Southern Courier, Feb, Sydney
2007  The Sun-Herald, March, Sydney
2006  Northern District Times, October, Sydney
2005  Daily Telegraph, November, Sydney
2001/02  NSW Stop Domestic Violence Week
2001  Front cover Speaking Out magazine, Sydney 

Art Prizes

2023  Finalist, 20 Best and Brightest Artists, Home Beautiful
2021  Winner, Rising Talent, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
2021  Winner, Abstract Art, Art Lovers Australia
2020  Finalist, Art Lovers Art Prize, Qld
2019  People’s Choice Award, Dean Cogle Portrait Prize, Dust Temple, Qld
2018  Artist in Residence, Burleigh Brewing, Qld
2018  Winner, Brewing Local Artists, Burleigh Brewing, Qld
2011  Selected for Artegiro Artist Residency, Italy
2008  Trees for Children, Sydney
2007  Xavier Art Space Prize, Sydney
2006  Finalist Arts North Permanent Collection NSW
2006  Showcase Prize Tafe NSW
2006  Highly Commended, Tafe Alumni Art Prize - Janice McCulloch - Art Almanac
2005  Highly Commended, John Olsen Drawing Prize

Permanent Collections

Randwick Children’s Hospital, Sydney
St Vincents Hospital, Sydney
Works held in private collections throughout the world Private commissions throughout Australia

Public Commissions

2021  Southern Wild Co, Sunshine State Collection, NSW
2019  Main Beach Flower Festival, Mural, QLD
2019  RSL Art Union, Qld
2018  Robina Town Centre, Totem Artwork, QLD
2018  Nikel and Sole, Summer Collection, VIC
2017  Nikel and Sole, Winter Collection, VIC 


2022 - Current, Bienarte, Brisbane
2020 - Current, This Is Artify, Online
2019  Coomera Anglican College
2018  Coomera Anglican College
2016  St Hilda’s School, Southport
2015  St Hilda’s School, Southport


Metro Gallery, Melbourne
Wagner Contemporary, Sydney
Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Gold Coast
Revival Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane
Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

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