Having had a keen interest in art since childhood, Ronelle’s professional career began with studying printmaking at the Brisbane Institute of Art and then she graduate with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honors from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art.
Ronelle’s work explores the notion of adaption and mutual partnerships with an unusual twist of perspective. The rules of land, air and sea no longer apply with fish happily swimming in the antlers of a bongo antelope and butterflies fluttering around a moray eel. Animals co-exist and habitat share for survival in her work. She refers to the finite situation the planet is in with extinction events happening faster today than ever before and Australia unfortunately leading the way with more extinct animals since colonisation than any other country.
Ronelle works on paper, board and canvas crossing over a number of mediums from oil and watercolor painting to drawing and printmaking. Her work has been purchased for private collections all over Australia and also internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Texas, Florida, London and Manila.