Fiona White’s artwork is a derivative of the people she encounters and photographs on the city streets of New York, Chicago and Sydney. Their life stories and her interactions with them serve as the inspiration for the subject matter. Due to this, the work often has a specific narrative, but may also be interpreted generically as a depiction of the human condition.
The pieces are mixed-media; figures are drawn in compressed charcoal, while the remainder of the artistic process is applied in thick layers of acrylic to which several layers of lacquer are added for a high gloss finish that is rich in texture.
Born in Australia, Fiona divides her time between Sydney and North America. Her art is held in both public and private collections, and has been published in Harper’s magazine.