Stewart MacFarlane

Before the Rain, 2005

oil on canvas

168 x 183cm

From the artist

I am a painter who works directly from the landscape, as well as urban scenes. With both I seek drama and interest, reaching beneath the superficial and outside the settled experience. This painting is a Queenstown scene. Queenstown first caught my focus when I drove through on the way to Strahan. Captivated by the intense colours and desolate feeling of the surrounds, I have made a number of return trips prepared with my painting gear and sought out the many scenes that teased my eye.

Artist background

Born Adelaide 1953. Currently lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since early 1990s including at National Portrait Gallery 2004. Finalist in Arthur Guy Painting Prize 2003 & Doug Moran Portraiture Prize 2009. Represented in major national public collections.