Tears For Minnie by Lynne Bertalli

ARTIST NOTES: Tears for Minnie reflects the incredible sadness and grief of losing my sweet black girl I had for 18 years. The work confronts the necessity of dealing with death and the loss of loved ones whether it is human or animal. The work is based on stylised figurative images. The layers of earth and stones determine the final separation between myself and my girl in her final resting place in our garden. I use various techniques of dry brush, washes & thick layers of paint to create my work. I am strongly influenced by the work of artists Marc Chagall, Mirka Mora, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman. Medium Acrylic Paint on canvas stretched onto a wood frame and ready to hang with D rings and wire. Signed on the front.


DIMENSIONS (Height - 80.00 cm X Width - 100.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Canvas
REGISTERED NRN # 000-42640-0145-01
COPYRIGHT © Lynne Bertalli
PRIZES AND AWARDS The Twin Rivers Lions VIRTUAL Art Show 2020 - Highly Commended
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Artist: Lynne Bertalli


Lynne is an emerging artist who lives & works in Melbourne, Australia. She shares her home with her husband and two cats Billie & Lucie. Her previous career was in Product Development resourcing art & design for the Home wares and Greeting Cards Industries. She has studied a Diploma of Visual Arts at CAE Boxhill Institute in 2019, Ceramics at Monash University and Clarinda Ceramics Studio as well as a Diploma of Fine Art at Ballart College of Advanced Education. She has travelled through South East Asia, China, Italy, France & Turkey. The inspiration for her work is drawn from her love of all creatures great & small, her beautiful cats, her garden, childhood stories, gallery visits and online research. She is strongly influenced by the works of artists Marc Chagall, Mirka Mora, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman.



  • 1977 Diploma of Fine Art Ballarat College of Advanced Education
  • 1979 Travelled South East Asia
  • 1990 to 2017 Career in Design & Product Development
  • 2001 Monash University Cermaic Short Coues 4 years
  • 2007 Clarinda Ceramic Studios 4 years
  • 2010 Travelled Europe
  • 2019 Diploma of Visual Arts CAE Box Hill Institute



  • 202O Camberwell Art Show-Boroondara Artists Virtual
  • 2020 Art Red Hill Exhibition-Virtual
  • 2020 Albert Park College Art Show-Virtual
  • 2020 Twin Rivers Lions Club Art Virtual Exhibition- Highly Commended
  • 2020 Heide Gallery Online Drawing Challenge
  • 2020 Heide Gallery Online Painting Challenge
  • 2020 Canterbury Art Show
  • 2019 Cat-hibition -in.cube8 gallery -Fitzroy
  • 2019 CAE Box Hill Institute "objects in Church student Exhibition

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