Robert Habel

Three Tasmanian Valleys painted at the Lochiel salt plains,, 2009

acrylic, photographs & grasses on canvas

163 x 183cm

From the artist

While Tasmanian and South Australian landscapes may differ in relation to geography, weather conditions, and quality of light and therefore colour differences and compositional arrangement, I continue to choose to work largely on site rather than in the studio in an attempt to capture such specificities. Here the visual experience and artists records of the Tamar, Fingal and Derwent valleys become one in a composition that incorporate their individual characteristics with the presence and colour of the salt plains, dusts and grasses that are my constant companions when working in the field on a hot and windy day.

Artist background

Born Launceston. Lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia. Exhibiting since mid-1980s. Finalist in Heysen Prize 2006; Waterhouse 2006; Fleurieu 2005; & Glover 2008.Residency in Singapore 2006. Australia Council grant for new work 2005.