Peter Gouldthorpe

The Lonely Sea and Sky, 2016

oil on linen

153 x 168 cm

From the artist

In 2010 I joined a group of volunteers on a ten day working bee on Tasman Island. Being perched 300 metres directly above the ocean and surrounded by sea and sky I had never before experienced such a sense of space. In my spare time I managed to do some studies but the painting I really wanted to do would have to wait till I was back in my studio where I could work on a larger scale and hopefully capture the grandeur of this iconic place as well as the never-ending wind. The title is borrowed from a poem, Sea Fever by John Masefield.

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