Elyss McCleary's practice explores the interrelation of vibration and colour. She looks at compostions in her peripheral surrounds and is engaged with ideas of colour synesthesia and how colours are defined and interpreted. Responding intuitively with immediate application of paint, where things are positioned to various spaces outside and inside, the work gives intimacy to spacial energies and forms. This process uses colour to investigate how shapes and settings are traditionally perceived, reconfiguring them from static entities. McCleary's signature abstract paintings draw on a variety of resources and often employ built assemblages installed within the work. The paintings are based on portraits of ideas of space and feelings. The work questions learnt colour hierarchy and the weight and meaning of each extended gestural mark.