Jenny Topfer

Midlands, Winter 2006, 2007

oil on canvas

183 x 150cm

From the artist

This painting is inspired by the colours of winter in the Tasmanian Southern Midlands where I live. The cumulative effect of the lack of rain over recent seasons has resulted in a landscape where the pale, bleached paddocks contrast starkly against the steel blue of the tiers in the distance. It is a landscape that feels empty and harsh. Yet its very austerity is sharply beautiful.

Artist background

Lives in Bagdad Tasmania. Exhibiting regularly in Hobart and Sydney since 2002. Finalist in the Glover 2009 and 2007.