oil on canvas
140 x 135cm
We rarely experience life as a series of well composed stills as some realist painting and photographs may suggest. Rather, our eyes are always moving, our heads turning, our bodies travelling. What we see is a composite of glances and bloodspots which merge to form a visual impression. Equally important are the sounds, smells, memories and other cultural associations which filter through us as we see. This painting represents a memory I have of a favourite trout fishing spot. We would launch our canoe and silently fish, whilst observing the surrounding colours and the stillness of the weedy, dark waters.
Lives and works in WA. Exhibiting since late 1980s primarily in WA including Joondalup Invitation Art Prize 2003 and Fremantle Art Centre 2006. Finalist in 8 Glover Art Prizes.