Stewart MacFarlane

I'll Rise again, 2010

oil on canvas

138 x 183cm

From the artist

The Queenstown landscape called me back when I searched for a Tasmanian scene. The tightly winding road that leads into the town caught my attention. I timed my visit in-between downpours and managed to set up and paint my study during a four hour dry spell. I need to paint on site initially to absorb the feeling of a place. A couple of cars pulled up near me, briefly, to see what I was doing.
In my large work a man walks by carrying wrapped flowers. It is natural that people move through the landscape we depict.

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.