The big news of this month is my upcoming Sydney show starting on November 28th at Aro Gallery. Titled “Vision Field” it highlights my love of landscapes and seascapes. Texture, light and form are the common threads, captured and transferred to the canvas. There will also be a selection of my smaller UK paintings available from my trip in September. Thanks to the generosity of my wonderful supporters, last year at Aro was my most successful show ever. I am looking forward to again meeting friends old and new at the opening on November 28th.
Please stay tuned as I will be sending out a newsletter with a link to the online catalogue which will be available two days before the exhibition begins.
As part of my exhibition preparations I have been reviewing old works and applying fresh touches to pieces that will more accurately reflect my present focus. Limit the palette, increase the contrast and tweak the composition. The Zorn Palette has become a new favourite, especially for seascapes. It allows for spontaneity and greater engagement.
Framing has been a bit frantic… with suppliers of the moulding I use closing their doors earlier this year. My framer and stepson Patrick has responded with ingenious methods which include hand milling the moulding profile from scratch! This year I have started using White Oak as well as American Oak… each has their own subtle colour and grain variations. I am thrilled that there is now a streamlined production line of high quality, artisan, hand crafted frames for my paintings.