John Morris

Layer of Snow, 2009

oil on canvas

120 x 112cm

From the artist

I was travelling to Lake St Clair late morning; there were reports of the likelihood of snow down to 400 metres. It meant very little to me considering I live on the New South Wales coast and snow is something that happens elsewhere. It was getting late in the day when the snow started falling. I saw the tree in the field of snow and stopped. The tree stood stark against an opaque sky. It was one of the few things in the landscape still showing distinct colour in the fading light, mist and snow cover.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1954. Exhibiting since early 1980s. Winner of Mussllebrook Art Prize 2007; Newcastle Show Art Prize 1996 & 1995; and Maitland Art Prize 1992. Represented in NSW regional galleries' collections.