Rebecca Baird

Cethana Lake Lorinna, 2009

oil on canvas

100 x 120cm

From the artist

This painting is about a memory of the canoe trip I took on Lake Cethana in 2007. The lake was created with the building of the Mersey-Forth Hydro-electric Scheme. It is a resting place, holding the remnants of a great forest that once lined the old valley floor. The majesty of the forms and the reflections of these vertical structures that once were trees captivated me.

Artist background

Lives and works in Sydney. Exhibiting since early 1990s. Finalist in City of Villages Art Exhibition, Sydney 2007; highly commended Ricoh Images Communication Art Prize, Sydney; runner-up resident artist, Chichibu City, Japan.