oil on linen
101 x 183cm
The enraptured description of a place can hold more allure that an actual visitation. From the mists of memory a distillation occurs; a repetition of certain experiences to the exclusion of others creates and idyll. So it is with Tasmania for me, as I have not had the pleaser of visiting recently. Memories of the wilderness are bold and mobile in my mind.
Born Adelaide 1973 where he lives and works. Exhibited in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney since 1995. Winner of John Leslie Art Prize 2010. Highly commended Heysen Prize 2009; Waterhouse 2009 & Glover Prize 2009. Has won people's choice awards at Heysen Prize 2005 & 2007, Glover Prize 2007; Fleurieu Biennale 2008; John Leslie Art Prize 2012; R & M McGivern Prize 2012; & Alice Prize 2014;. Redgate Residencies, Beijing China 2015/16. Work held in collecitons of Artbank, Pariament House, Canberra and Gipplsand Art Gallery.
Represented by Colville Gallery, Hobart; Dickerson Gallery NSW; & Mossenson Galleries WA