We perceive our own experience of reality as mutable and complex. For the painter, this is evident in everyday experience. For Troy Donaghy painting enables the probing of subject matter connected with suburbia and the every day so that objects and places that might be dismissed as banal can become sites of perceptual revelation. In his research, the studio process of pictorial construction has sought to open possibilities within the conventions of painting so that the perception of subjects associated with suburbia and the every day can transcend banality and become poetic. Throughout Donaghy’s practice, these studio processes have evolved through a number of series of paintings. His approach to painting in his recent works is one that engages with an element of suburbia unique in its own subject matter and particular spatial relationships.

Troy Donaghy


Acylic paint on board