Stephen Lees

Another Day – South Arm, 2004

oil on linen

152 x 180cm

From the artist

The painting submitted depicts Goat Bluff in Storm Bay, east of Hobart. It is an area I have worked in extensively over the last ten years and reside in. My attraction to this peninsula is its chalky, fossil laden cliffs; the tone of dry bone and an arid vegetation often only made by its shadow. And then there is the sea. The high vantage points also suit my central format concern of attempting to stretch nineteenth-century surfaces over a basically modern armature – without it tearing.

Artist background

Born Hobart 1954. Lives and works in Tasmania. Exhibiting since early 1970s primarily in Tasmania. Winner of Glover Prize 2005 & highly commended 2004 & 2008.  Work held in major Tasmanian public collections.

Represented by Colville Gallery, Hobart.