Hello and welcome. My name is Rhonda Nadasdy. As a former primary school and art educator, I am establishing myself as a successful artist in the beautiful Yarra Valley of Victoria, Australia. I see myself as an introspective explorer on an 'archaeological dig', traversing my internal landscape in a quest to unearth the words and symbols that express my uniqueness as a person and artist.
As an art teacher, I appreciate the spontaneity of the children that I have taught and their 'show-no-fear' attitude towards art-making and find myself drawn to the way they use vibrant colours, peculiar shapes and bold, confident and expressive lines. To me, the simplicity communicates a sense of freshness, joy, freedom and energy. This has inspired both my two dimensional paintings and my ceramics, where colour makes the bold statement and the theme of 'joy' resonates,
I am on a quest to make both sense and peace with my life, in a demanding and often busy world, by connecting to my joy and innermost stillness. I see my purpose as an artist, to create works that honour my life and validate who I am, and I hope, that by doing this, that my artworks connects with others, such as yourself, offering some joyful release from the tensions of life, if only for the moment.