Henty Dunes, Summer 2014

The west coast of Tasmania has been a continuing source of visual scavenging for over 20 years, its rugged environs, with ever changing moods and clarity of light, quite unique, even by Tasmanian standards. The term ‘romantic’ could be readily used to label this work, and there is probably a list of past and present painters to whom I owe homage. I constantly use photos that I have taken; yet the photo at the end of the day is little more than something to jog the memory, and bears little resemblance to the painted image. These landscapes take on ambiguities, the complex interplay between illusionism and abstraction, direct gestural marks and the unpredictability of chance.

Geoff Dyer


Oil on linen