Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trouble Magazine Article

                  Portrait of Deborah, 2009, oil on linen, 36 x 36 cm                           Missing, 2010, oil on canvas, 83.5 x 60.5 cm

I've just returned to Melbourne after a solo exhibition and residency at the Art Vault in Mildura. What an opportunity to take advantage of the sunny weather there and do some outdoor painting. I think I will continue to do more en plein air canvases and see where it takes me.

Prior to taking up the residency, Inga Walton wrote an article/inyerview on my work which is published in TROUBLE magazine. I think Inga Walton is one of our best Arts writers. She asks very thoughtful questions based on her research of artists' past and current work. Here is a link to her article in TROUBLE.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius

I mentioned in a previous blog that my painting of a canary was inspired by the Dutch 17th century artist Carel Fabritius, and here is an image of his fantastic painting. Fabritius was a contemporary of Vermeer and they both lived in Delft. In 1654, the Delft gunpowder magazine exploded, killing a quarter of the town's residents. What a tragedy that Fabritius was one of those killed at the young age of 32, with the loss of many of his works.