Jeff Makin

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, 2014

oil on canvas

122 x 182

From the artist

This is a studio painting, worked up from studies done on the spot in, en plein air. The work is underpinned by the philopsopy of the 'sublime' as defined by Edmund Burke and Emmanuel Kant. The "awesomeness' of such Tasmanian motifs as Cradle Mountain, remain incontestable. So timeless. Defying, as it were, man's vain pictorial constructs of 'period and style'.

Artist background

Born Wagga Waggam NSW 1943. Exhibiting primarily across Australia since 1970s. Represented in many university, state and regional public gallery collections.