Anthony Van Lam

Anthony Van Lam

  • Artist’s Statement

    “Dream Sequence” - A Solo Exhibition 1-30 September 2022

    Dream Sequence - Superbly the tales of silence and the sounds we create!

    Dream Sequences is the name of a series of paintings from my voyage of moving art.

    Everyone has their own inspiration and muse. My inspiration comes from the emotive style of historical actors in silent and early talking films. Like in most studies and research we discover loss and hardship. There will be different influences from many actors.

    I’m also fascinated with the catalysts of sound mimicking life - the Lyrebird. What an amazing bird. A masterful sound maker and possible recorder of sounds that have long disappeared.

    Along with other beautiful muses that fascinate me like Art Nouveau, Erte, Orientalism, Art Deco, butterflies, dragonflies, and vintage colours, I'd like to share with you my collection of watercolours and mixed media artworks as I embark on circling on these wonderful and personal inspirations and possibly unfolding a few stories and new patterns.

  • Biography

    The stylistic, expressive paintings of Australian artist Anthony Van Lam are as tranquil and magical as they are profound. Working with mixed media on canvas or on paper, Anthony paints a range of subjects and explores how lines, colours, organic shapes, flowers, animals, and surface patterns intersect in unique ways to create form.

    With a background in fashion design, Anthony Van Lam has an excellent sense of composition and is able to place objects expertly in the picture plane, finding new meanings in familiar subjects by isolating them and manipulating forms in terms of scale, colour, and shadow.

    Known for his bold and colourful designs in fashion, Anthony's paintings reveal his true passion for flowers; immediately eye-catching, and encouraging us to find the magical in the everyday.

  • Influences

    From a blank canvas, I create backgrounds with mixed media and then let the conversation between the canvas and myself deepen.
    I visualize the artwork, and then by manipulating light and shadow, I bring my work to an entirely new level.

    “Primarily a colorist, my love of colour
    and light informs atmosphere in my work.”

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions- Dream Sequence 2022
    September 2022
    ArtSHINE Gallery, @Darling Square Community Bank Art Space

    Solo Exhibitions- The Golden Lotus Shoe
    February2021
    ArtSHINE Gallery, @Darling Square Community Bank Art Space

    Group Exhibition - Harmony
    February 2020

    Solo Exhibitions- ONISM
    November 2019
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Pyrmont

    Solo Exhibitions- ESPY
    August 2017
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    Group Show March 2017
    “Eclectic”
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    August 2016
    Solo Exhibition
    “Observing Serendipity"
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    2016 March
    “Celebrate Diversity"
    Group Show & Art Competition
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    2015 September
    “Art Medium"
    Group Show
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    Group Exhibitions

    2015 March
    "Colour Spectrum"
    Group Show
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    2014 November
    "in the beginning"
    Group Show
    ArtSHINE Gallery, Chippendale

    May 2013
    7th Pyrmont Art Prize

    May 2012
    6th Pyrmont Art Prize

    2011 July
    Mosman Art Prize

Showing 1–40 of 157 artworks

Anthony Van Lam

When Burlesque
38 x 48 cm Mix Media $395.00

Anthony Van Lam

Sheer Forest
38 x 48 cm Mix Media $395.00

Anthony Van Lam

Life is beautify!
100 x 76cm Mix Media $595.00

Anthony Van Lam

Tattoo Study - a bird on its flight
61 x 30cm Mix Media $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Tattoo study- Waking up Medusa
61 x 30 cm Mix Media $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Hibiscus passion (Framed)
46 x 36cm Mix Media $345.00

Anthony Van Lam

Fiji - love of orchids begins
25 x 25cm Pen & Watercolour on canvas $95.00

Anthony Van Lam

Postcard from far!
46 x 46 cm Watercolour $395.00

Anthony Van Lam

Glaze and Surprised !
40 x 50cm Acrylic and watercolour. $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Watched by fairies
50 x 40cm Acrylic and watercolour $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Take time to appreciate Paradise
50 x 50cm Watercolour and Acrylic $349.00

Anthony Van Lam

Mimicking Butterfly
30 x 30cm Mixed Media $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Geisha behind a Web of Sakura
61 x 61 cm Mixed Media $595.00

Anthony Van Lam

Mesmerising!
76 x 61 cm Acrylic & Watercolour $495.00

Anthony Van Lam

Seeing nature and beauty!
46 x 46 cm Watercolour on Canvas $395.00

Anthony Van Lam

Running in the fields
61 x 61 cm Watercolour on Canvas $350.00

Anthony Van Lam

Bedlam of Flowers (Framed)
70 x 50cm Watercolour on paper $295.00

Anthony Van Lam

Tulips
42 x 32cm Watercolour $120.00

Anthony Van Lam

Bird of Paradise
42 x 32cm Watercolour $120.00

Anthony Van Lam

The Falls
Acrylic on canvas $695.00

Anthony Van Lam

A DoodlingvFamily
70 x 50cm Watercolour on paper $250.00

Anthony Van Lam

Nesting in Paradise
42 x 32cm Watercolour on paper $120.00

Anthony Van Lam

Eleanor Orchid (Framed)
42 x 32cm Watercolour and pen $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Triple The Peacock
42 x 32cm Watercolour & Pencil $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

One purrfect day!
42 x 32cm Water colour and pen $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Living within Paradise
42 x 32cm Watercolour $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Gathering
42 x 32cm Watercolour and pen $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Mostly Macky
42 x 32cm Watercolour and pen $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Mel Mel enlightenment
42 x 32cm Watercolour and pen $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Reflections
42 x 32cm Watercolour $149.00

Anthony Van Lam

Observing Gouldian - Curiosity in its flight!
36 x 28cm Framed: 36 x 28cm Watercolour on Arches paper - This is an Orginal Artwork $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

The Interaction between dragonflies and Chinese lanterns
36 x 28cm Framed: 36 x 28cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

Reminiscing (Framed)
53 x 53cm Watercolours on Arches paper $249.00

Anthony Van Lam

R. P.B
27.5 x 22.5cm Framed: 27.5 x 22.5cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $165.00

Anthony Van Lam

I ‘ll Remember You! (Framed)
53 x 53cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $249.00

Anthony Van Lam

Welcoming changes but go with the flow
27.5 x 22.5cm Framed: 27.5 x 22.5cm Watercolour on Arches Paper Sold

Anthony Van Lam

Becoming a Merman
36 x 28cm Framed: 36 x 28cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $195.00

Anthony Van Lam

B.S.R
27.5 x 22.5cm Framed: 27.5 x 22.5cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $165.00

Anthony Van Lam

Toxic beauty of a Lion Fish!
36 x 28cm Framed: 36 x 28cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $200.00

Anthony Van Lam

A birds life !
53 x 43cm Framed: 53 x 43cm Watercolour on Arches Paper $250.00