A Duel Exhibition
by John Santucci and Penny Lovelock


Gallery Alchmey seeks to represent work across painting, drawing, photography,sculpture and mixed media. With a focus on contemporary and emergingartists with the gallery featuring work with a modern, figurative sensibility that is emotionally rich and poignant, and also conveying wit and humour.

Gallery Alchemy represents emerging and established artists that demonstratea sensitivity to the conundrums of modern life. With the galleries owninfluences stretching from Artemisia & Caravaggio to Van Gogh, to YellowHouse to Duchamp, Dada, Brett Whitely and Charlie Sheard.

Featured artists often reflect a sensibility for light, colour, purity of craft and ahint of neuroses and angst of modern life that ultimately gives way to beauty. “Idon’t believe in Art, I believe in the Artist”
– Marcel Duchamp


The sensations of riding a wave, swimming in sublime blue water, the eortless andenduring qualities of places that provoke enjoyment and relaxation. These paintingsare created as an invitation to unplug from the world that needs your dependency tosurvive and to notice the ordinary moments that refuel your spirit.

Annalisa Lawrence, known as the Saltwater Woman paints with a confidentintensity, creating images of forgotten days by the beach with her brush and raresoulful energy. From her home studio, using acrylic and mixed media, she chroniclesher experiences as a mother, surfer, and traveller, into stripped back images, withthe nagging suggestion that something inherent in the human condition binds usall together.

A finalist in the 2020 Blackstone Gallery blue works on paper, featuring in Art Editmagazine, exhibiting in joint exhibitions and local cafes, Annalisa is committed tothe process of creating by honouring the energetic direction of what’s within. Anart school drop out, not willing to follow a traditional path, but a student of life, whobelieves the adventure is in the process.


Moving to Byron Bay a few years ago my work was mainly focused on surreal cityscapes
and whimsical caravans, new surroundings launched thoughts of new directions. I didn’t want to pursue seascapes and lighthouses, instead I chose a subject that was quite literally staring me in the face.

Our garden was somewhat basic, but Byron’s weather means vegetation grows fast, really fast! We planted madly, and this series is inspired by the fruits of that labour- a serene contemplation of form composition and natures incredible beauty.