Studio Elwood

Renowned for her unique oil paintings and use of textured mixed media, Tory Burke is an Australian artist who gives new meaning to the term ‘flora and fauna’. From 1992-1995, Tory studied Art and Design at Melbourne School of Art under Robert Gill, where she developed her unique style and explored her far from traditional aesthetic. When she’s not painting with traditional oils, Tory works with a range of mediums on canvas and linen; and has developed interesting techniques with a palette knife, scratching into the painted surface to create texture, as well as dripping and bleeding glazes.

Tory has always been inspired by the environment having previously studied horticulture, specialising in indigenous plants and flora. Her work features flowers, trees, landscapes and an array of exotic birds, breathing life into every canvas.