Laura Mathews

Road to Port Arthur, 2010

oil on canvas

190 x 140cm

From the artist

I have spent days driving around Tasmania, drawing, thinking, observing, photographing, speculating as to the purpose and outcome of the journey of all whose paths I arbitrarily cross. I wonder about their destinations and what preoccupies them on route... so much that is precious contained in such a small vulnerable space. Each journey we embark on is a step into the unknown... This painting is no exception.

Artist background

Originally from London. Has lived in Sydney since 2002. Exhibiting since 1980s. Finalist in Portia Geach 2003 & 2004; Fleurieu 2004; and Glover 2009.