Stephen Lees

Flagging Jack Falls – Mt Amos, 2008

oil on linen

183 x 183cm

From the artist

Painting is about its own space – 'picture space' – a space that is formed and coloured by the human mind, often in response to a subject, but also to its own history. Like Flagging Jack Falls though, the forming agent is no longer present, just the record of its passing –through the once wet paint.

Judges Comments

This painting presents a powerful sense of connection with, and a deep immersion in, the natural world. The colour is radiant and the paint-handling very carefully considered.

Artist background

Born Hobart 1954. Lives and works in Tasmania. Exhibiting since early 1970s primarily in Tasmania. Winner of Glover Prize 2005 & highly commended 2004 & 2008.  Work held in major Tasmanian public collections.

Represented by Colville Gallery, Hobart.