Jock Young

Mussel Beds, Wedge Beach (plein air), 2015

oil, sand & wind on linen

65 x 135

From the artist

All my paintings start directly from observation. I am always looking for moments where the ordinary becomes extraordinary - sometimes in subtle ways, other times quite dramatically. In this painting I was drawn to the contrast between the black mussel beds and the almost white sandstone. The overlay of gale force winds meant that there is now a lot of beach sand embedded in the painting.

Artist background

Lives and works in Tasmania. Exhibiting since 1985 including regular solo shows in Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. Winner of en plein air Huon Art Group 2006. Invited to Tattersalls Art Award, Brisbane 2006. Finalist in Glover Prize 2014 & Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart 2001. Work held in public collections including Artbank, Australian National Gallery & Hobart City Council.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale