Biography / Artist statement
Felicity Prazak is a visual artist who embraces colour and design. Felicity is a trained teacher who travels abroad with her work, her sketchbook becomes her camera to record the local scenes and flavour of where she goes. Often she uses watercolours to put random colours down so that she isn't drawing into a blank page. The drawings that emerge are vividly dictated by the splashes of colour so that realism is only fleeting and a candid and uncontrived atmosphere takes over. Recently Felicity worked in Cayman Islands where she found a seafan washed up on the beach. The beautiful coral structure was nearly hypnotic with a network of cells building on each other but with no set pattern to the make-up of the cells. Felicity drew these over and over again reproducing the seafan on canvas, paper board as well as tiles and textiles. Varying the colours and layout with endless possibilities. This led Felicity engaging in Community Seafans where the audience is asked to participate and draw a branch of the seafan thus accumulating sometimes over 50 people doing one painting. Felicity says "Actually doing their own branch brings ownership of achievement and joy to their faces".