Jock Young

Wildflowers, Bruny Island, 2014

oil on linen

30 x 60

From the artist

My paintings at the moment are about reducing a view to its simplest form, colour and line. I am intentionally aiming to paint something that can still be read as brushstrokes and planes of colour but that in some way captures a sense of place. This particular painting resulted from a trip to Bruny Island on a sunny and windy day. There was this new flush of life coming from the wildflowers.

Artist background

Lives and works in Tasmania. Exhibiting since 1985 including regular solo shows in Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. Winner of en plein air Huon Art Group 2006. Invited to Tattersalls Art Award, Brisbane 2006. Finalist in Glover Prize 2014 & Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart 2001. Work held in public collections including Artbank, Australian National Gallery & Hobart City Council.

Represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart/Evandale