Tamar Street

This painting shows one of my favourite views of Launceston – in the rain.

I am drawn to painting and recording what I see around me. Changeable moments in the landscape – rain, mist, twilight, traffic on a city street – are what catch my eye.

I am sometimes told that urban scenes are not ’real landscapes’ but I see the visual beauty in the ever-changing light and constant movement.

Our surroundings become less visible as they become more familiar.

The challenge is to take a view that might be considered commonplace, and be able to communicate a different aspect to the viewer who, while recognising its familiarity, will see it anew.

Brad Quinn

2024, Children's Choice

Oil on panel