Jenny Topfer

Stone summer. Friendly Beaches, 2009

oil & pastel on canvas

183 x 150cm

From the artist

On the East Coast the history of the land speaks through texture and ancient colours. I am drawn to the surface of shells and stones worn smooth by the sea – a timeless, unstoppable process of wearing down. And yet to touch the sun-warmed stones on Friendly Beaches is to feel as though you are caressing something living.

Artist background

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