Peter Gouldthorpe

Tasman Passage, 2014

oil on linen

92 x 183

From the artist

In late 2011, I went on a working bee to Tasman Island and Cape Pillar and managed to do some plein-air paintings in gouache when time and weather allowed. The scene almost stitched together two of these sketches, one looking into the light and the subtle gradations along the sea cliffs, and the other of the grand ramparts. I have used an almost Pointillist approach, using complementary coloured brushstrokes in the hope of achieving nit just a sense of the light but also that invisible thing, the air.

Artist background

Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since mid-1970s. Recipient of Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency 2002 and Children's Book Council Awards 2007, 1995 & 1992. Glover Prize finalist 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016. People's Choice 2010 & Children's Choice 2014. Bundanon Residency 2014.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart