Urban landscapes


‘Oysters, bone, leadshot and heavy metal - The mighty Derwent, Tasmania’
oil on board,  40cm x 120cm  - 2015 (finalist John Glover prize) 

 

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My father and grandfather were architects and I have inherited an abiding passion for architecture and it was not long into painting landscapes that I began painting the built landscape. Although the works that follow cover the span of my painting career they are mostly from a few shows centred around depicting the urban landscape. In particular, when I found a trove of old kodachrome slides that my father took during his travels through Italian Hill towns in 1962. I painted works around his perfectly composed photos and added other vedute from beloved places I have lived and travelled to. When the time came to title the vedute I decided it was apt to marry the 2 paths I have followed. The first 20 years of my adult life were spent learning and subsequently teaching meditation. This second chapter as a painter, is thus based in the exploration of the transcendent. I thereby chose to title some works with verses from The Upanishads - which imparts the timeless wisdom of Rishis, who devoted their lives to the cognition of reality and the exposition of Truth about the nature of manifest and unmanifest creation. These ancient texts are part of the vast body of knowledge and an extant tradition called The Vedas which I continue to stand in true awe of.





‘What is here is also there - Morocco’ oil on board, 28 x 31 cm, 2012








‘Tamarama’ oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2008





‘the face of truth is hidden behind a golden circle’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm 2012







‘Underground Zen’ oil on board, 90 x 220 cm, 2014 










‘Town meeting - Broken Hill’ oil on board, 50 x 65 cm 2015 









‘The lunatic - Melbourne’ oil on board, 50 x 65 cm, 2015 








‘the lie’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2015








‘Saturday night, Broken Hill’ oil on board, 50 x 65 cm, 2015









‘Carlton, Melbourne’ oil on board, 65 x 40cm, 2015 








‘Oxide Street, Broken Hill’ oil on board, 50 x 65 cm, 2015









‘Broken Hill Housewives Association’ oil on board, 65 x 50cm, 2015 






‘Paddington, Sydney’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2014







‘Vota Socialista, Urbino’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012








‘Via Cane, Urbino’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012








‘the last day, Assisi’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012







‘except for awareness, all is accidental’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012







‘Sorelle’ oil on board 90 x 75 c, 2012







‘Urbino’ oil on board, 28 x 31 cm, 2012

  





‘He who experiences this even for an instant is disinterested in Heaven’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012







‘Politics, Urbino’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012 





‘la scelta - Gubbio’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm 2012





‘ study for Il Padre - Assisi’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012 





‘Maroc’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012





‘Chefchaouen’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012







‘Il Padre - Assisi’ oil on board, 90 x 75 cm, 2012







‘Assisi’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012






‘L'attesa - Gubbio’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012





‘Michele, Alborabello’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012







‘Gubbio mattina’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012 








‘Mama - Gubbio’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012






‘they were after all Italian men’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012 






‘Boston, 1959’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012





‘Bondi II’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2012






‘Sydney’ oil on board, 120 x 75 cm, 2014







‘Red shed II, Hobart docks’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2013








‘On the road, Richmond, Tasmania’ oil on board, 50 x 75 cm, 2013







‘Om, Fitzroy’ oil on board, 50 x 65 cm, 2015







‘Violin, Viola, Cello’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2015








‘A splashing, link-lighted, umbrella-struggling, hackney-coach-jostling, patten-clinking, muddy, miserable world’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2015







‘Down Only’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2015







‘Dame Edna Place - Melbourne’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2015 



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