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Before the Rain

Stewart MacFarlane
Oil on canvas • 168 × 183 cm

I am a painter who works directly from the landscape, as well as urban scenes. With both I seek drama and interest, reaching beneath the superficial and outside the settled experience. This painting is a Queenstown scene. Queenstown first caught my focus when I drove through on the way to Strahan. Captivated by the intense colours and desolate feeling of the surrounds, I have made a number of return trips prepared with my painting gear and sought out the many scenes that teased my eye.