Michael McWilliams

Another Dry Summer, 2006

acrylic on canvas

134 x 174cm

From the artist

This painting is a view of a dying landscape from almost the highest point on McCraes Hills looking back towards the Western Tiers. McCraes Hills is between Cressy and Blackwood Creek if you are travelling by road. Although a beautiful view the painting is intended to emphasise the increasingly dry summers we are experiencing and the effects of Global warming.

Artist background

Born Launceston 1956, lives and works in Perth Tasmania. Exhibiting since the 1990s. Finalist in Wynne Prize 2008. Winner of Tasmanian Art Awards 1994, City of Burnie Art Prize 2000, Glover Prize 2004, Waterhouse Natural Art History Prize 2005 & 2008. Winner of People's Choice Award at the Glover Prize 2014 & 2012 & Bay Of Fires Art Prize 2012. Commissioned by Ten Days on the Island 2009 & 2011.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; & Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane