Quotidian Drive

The everyday experience of viewing the landscape from a car:

As an artist I am constantly distracted by the landscape as I drive. I sit in my car and contemplate how the landscape has changed and painting has changed. How do I capture a moment out of thousands of fleeting visions? I view this ever moving picture of Hobart and the hills beyond through plastic and glass. My car, whether moving or parked, has become a personal picture theatre.

Modern life and the built environment challenges my ideas of painting composition; constructions constantly frame my vision of the landscape, I find it hard to ignore them and it rankles me when I do.

Matthew Armstrong