Get Your Motif ON

Three painters across three continents “get their motif on.”  After almost 5 years of Instagram friendship, the three friends stage a show about the familiar—the views across the dinner table and down the street, the patterns found in a blanket or on a pair of pyjamas/pajamas, the people, places and objects that surround them.  Although distinct in their individual perspectives and processes, Nathan, Nguyen, and Gruskin are connected in their search to find inspiration and grace in the chaos of modern life.

All works are on paper and unframed. Enquiries to purchase can be made via Instagram, via the form below, or email Sales open the 26th October at The Clifton School of Arts (NSW Australia) and will continue as an online exhibition after that weekend. We invite you to register your interest in any specific work prior to the opening. International sales welcomed, prices include shipping.

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Scroll down to see all works or click on the name below:

Maureen Nathan // Anh Nguyen // Nancy Gruskin

Maureen Nathan lives and works in London and the English countryside.

Making work informed by memory and the world around her Maureen is interested in patterns and form with her pictures containing varying degrees of figuration and abstraction. She is open in her outlook and relentless in her practice happily following her own interests and the process of making: intently haphazard. You can see more of her work at:

Anh Nguyen lives and works in Thirroul, on the NSW South Coast. Her paintings are a response to the visual excitement found in life, motifs revolving around daily rhythms, human activity and small moments. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t love shapes and colour. Feel free to wander around this site or connect on Instagram @msanhpaints

Nancy Gruskin lives and works in Concord, Massachusetts (United States). She holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Connecticut College and a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University. Her work emerges from familiar views and everyday experiences and is held in private collections throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. To view more of her work, visit



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