Llewellyn Skye

Llewellyn Skye, known simply as Skye, is a dynamic, passionate and soulful visual artist, whose unique and expressive abstract paintings are captivating public and private collectors around the globe. Drawing inspiration from nature, in particular florals, Skye seeks to explore the paradoxes of pleasure and pain, of infatuation and betrayal, of joy and despair and of love and loss. She endeavours to capture the tiny fleck of gold that marks the transition – that precious moment in time, however fleeting, of beauty and light, before the change occurs.

Working predominantly with oil paint, but also using acrylics and sprays, Skye is intrigued by paint as a medium: its tactile nature and expressive form, the shapes, colours and textures that manifest beneath her brush; the wonders that slowly, reveal themselves, as if by magic, and the  myriad of stories that unfold. Drawn to abstraction because it enables her to tap fully into her imagination and into the unknown, with neither constraint nor conformity. Painting intuitively, moving her body freely and exploring her subconscious, Skye imbibes her works with a unique energy, depth and strong sense of place, space and time.

As well as nature, Skye also draws inspiration from music, poetry and lyrics, along with her own, very personal experiences of love, loss and grief. She is a truly versatile artist, frequently experimenting with mediums and styles and never afraid to push the boundaries of her imagination and creativity.

Skye is an accomplished artist whose work has been represented in over 50 exhibitions and 10 solo shows. She received the Fenton & Fenton 2021 Rising Talent Award, ALA 2021 Abstract Artist Award, 2018 BLA Award, was highly commended in the John Olsen drawing prize and was awarded a painting residency in Italy. She has undertaken a significant number of notable commissions, and her works can be found in a number of public and private collections in Australia and abroad.



Born in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast and raised in Sydney, Skye’s love of painting and drawing became indelibly printed on her soul at a young age. After establishing herself in another career, Skye ran off to the National Art School in Sydney to undertake a BFA in Fine Arts, followed by a painting diploma at The Sydney Gallery School, where she was discovered by Lorraine Pilgrim and her stable. Moving to the Queensland Gold Coast and completing her young family of three children, Skye now paints full time in her studio in Palm Beach as well as raising her young family.

Artist CV



2021 This Is A Love Story, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane

2021 Hue To Hold, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2020 Daylight Breaks, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane

2020 Bleeding Daylight, M-Arts, Murwillumbah

2019 Latest Works, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane

2012 Sugar, Conzano, Italy
2012 Picasso’s Goat, Randwick Childrens Hospital, Sydney

2011 Di Zucchero, Montefiascone, Italy
2009 Girls Best Friend, RCH, Sydney
2008 Party Animals, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast
2008 Animal Crackers, RCH, Sydney
2007 Like Humans Do, Xavier Art Space, Sydney


2021 Villa Rusticans, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

2021 Gallery Group Show, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney

2021 Spring ’21, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

2021 The Romantics, ALA, Southport

2021 Rising Talent, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

2021 Kaleidoscope, Revival Art & Design, Brisbane

2021 All Eyes On the Arts, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery

2020 Art Knows No Borders, Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery & M-Arts

2020 Albion Gallery Opening, Brisbane

2020 Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery

2020 Modern Love, A K Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

2019 Summer Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Share The Dignity, Amber Creswell Bell, Sydney

2019 Summer Show, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, GC

2019 TSS Art Show, GC

2019 Dean Cogle Portrait Prize, GC

2019 Winter Landscape, Revival Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane

2019 Ten, White Canvas, Brisbane

2018 Our Fiction, Studio 8, GC

2018 The Summer Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, GC

2018 Dusty People, Dust Temple, Gold Coast

2018 Neumman Dust Temple Portrait Prize, Dust Temple, GC

2018 Morris Art Prize, Carrara, GC

2018 When Then Becomes Now, SOFA, GC

2017 Arcadia, Lorraine Pilgrim Studio, GC


2011 Artegiro Residency, Montefiascone, Italy

2006 Advanced Painting Course, Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank, Sydney

2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2002 Creative Drawing, Newtown, Sydney
2002 Right Brain Drawing, Balmain, Sydney


2021 The Block

2021 Art Lovers Australia

2021 The Block Shop

2021 Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

2021 Southern Wild Co, New South Wales

2020 House Rules

2020 The Block Shop

2020 We Are Gold Coast

2020 Rising Woman Creative

2020 Tweed Valley TV, Tweed

2020 What’s On Tweed, Dec, Tweed


2021 Winner, Rising Talent, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

2021 Winner, Abstract Art, Art Lovers Australia

2020 Finalist, Art Lovers Art Prize, Qld

2019 People’s Choice Award, Dean Cogle Portrait Prize, Dust Temple, Qld

2018 Artist in Residence, Burleigh Brewing, Qld

2018 Winner, Brewing Local Artists, Burleigh Brewing, Qld

2011 Selected for Artegiro Artist Residency, Italy


2021 Southern Wild Co, Sunshine State Collection, NSW

2019 Main Beach Flower Festival, Mural, QLD

2019 RSL Art Union, Qld

2018 Robina Town Centre, Totem Artwork, QLD

2018 Nikel and Sole, Summer Collection, VIC

2017 Nikel and Sole, Winter Collection, VIC