ARTIST STATEMENT ABOUT THE EXHIBITION - TIME, TIDE & DECAY
The beauty of natural destruction on isolated beaches is the inspiration for this series. I travelled to Recherche Bay in Tasmania and to the NSW south coast for these ‘untouched’ beaches and natural waterways. Composition and tonal contrast are my emphases, with a muted colour palette. I sketch or paint ‘en plein-air’, then re-paint from photographs in the studio. Tides (and waves) ebb and flow. I prefer to paint at low tide, where the sand patterns and rocks emerge, wet and clean. The tannin waters, where vegetation decays, make exquisite patterns and merge with clear salt water in the flowing high tide. Time and decay: Thousands of years have passed with similar views, the trees fall, disintegrate and are replaced: their leaves and bark break down in the creeks; there is no difference over time, and providing we preserve our natural heritage, this cycle of life will continue.
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