My third solo art exhibition
12 - 24 April 2022
Traveller, there is no road;
You make your own path as you walk.
As you walk you make your own road.
Antonio Machado, Caminante, No Hay Camino
I had so much fun sharing these images. One major work, for instance, a large, recently completed diptych, Memories of Kakadu pushed my exploration of finely detailed landscape painting to new levels and was a real feature of the show.
All my artworks offer intriguing detail where the viewer was hopefully drawn into the nuance of each painting or drawing; the more one looked, the more one saw!
I am delighted that so many of my family, friends, colleagues and contacts visited Journeys, my third solo exhibition. This was an important step on my own journey in art making. It showcased over 30 of my recent works. Near 70% of original artwork sold, plus selected limited edition prints of the charcoal works also proved popular.
Richard & Kirsten Barouch of Sydney, with daughter Olivia
Tina Stanley of Darwin and I delighted with her impromptu purchase.
Though commencing on 12 April 2022, the Official Opening was held on Wednesday 13 April from 6 to 8 pm. – a much better day for such an event! With over 70 people in attendance at small Aro Gallery, though crowded, many mentioned what a lively congenial atmosphere it was. My daughter Olivia also featured, singing several of her own soulful songs whilst playing guitar – delighting all present.
Angela Goh of Sydney, with Ruth and I, at the Journeys’ Opening.
Journeys Promotional literature – thanks to Y’s Communications and Hyland Digital Express Printing.
The exhibition also featured two Artist Talks:
- Finding the Artist's Voice examined my experimentation with style and technique
- In Search of the Sublime looked at my aims and goals of painting and drawing
Both these Artist Talks proved extremely popular - with full attendance of over 22 people at each. Feedback was that these two presentations were ‘fascinating’, ‘insightful’ and ‘very interesting’! Besides my 40-minute presentations, participants were able to enjoy the works on display and ask questions. They also savoured wonderful de Beaurepaire Wines from Rylstone NSW and delicious light refreshments. Thanks go to my wife Ruth, daughter Olivia and friend Suzanne Stanton who provided such yummy sustenance.
During the the Artist Talk - Finding the Artist’s Voice on Saturday 16 April 2022
Special thanks go to my friend and wine sponsor, Will de Beaurepaire, for his support throughout the exhibition. In addition, my dear artist friend Cate Norton came down from Bellingen NSW to assist me with the exhibition setup. My wonderful ever-patient wife Ruth and loving daughter Olivia helped in so many ways with the show’s preparations, as did another dear friend Denise Guray. Denise helped out when I had other matters to attend to, such as radio interviews etc. A big thank you to you all!
Aro Gallery, 51 William Street, Darlinghurst proved a convenient central location and offered all the amenities required to stage the event. Unfortunately the venue is closing down in July 2022. Now the planning begins for my fourth show in three years time. The first of which is to create more paintings and drawings! Stay tuned!
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