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HIDDEN PLACES

SEE ALL THE PAINTINGS HERE

Taking the viewer on an intimate journey into nature, Hidden Places features evocative watercolours mostly painted en plein air (outdoors) in national parks and bushland along northern Sydney’s foreshore.

Drawing inspiration from the shapes and form of the ancient rocks, trees and gullies, together with the birds and animals that live there, each compelling work exudes energy, originality and a sense of spirit and mystery inherent in the primal subjects themselves.

With a naturalist’s eye of observation, Guy says he is often absorbed by a particular element in the landscape rather than the ‘big picture’ view.

“I am drawn to the lyrical and abstract textures of the bush, a gnarled branch, a jagged rock, a shaft of light or a pool of water.  Equally, I am inspired by man’s intrinsic relationship to nature and these elements.”

Although Guy says that painting outdoors has its challenges, he loves the spontaneity and vitality it brings to his paintings:

“I conceived and painted much of the work perching on a rock or cliff.  Painting quickly, I was intent on capturing the light, mood and transience of the moment.  At the same time, I was deeply conscious of the timelessness of the landscape and the stories and history that lay hidden within.” 

HIDDEN PLACES is open daily from May 23 – June 3 –  10am -4 pm at The Creative Space in Abbott Road, North Curl, Curl.

Along with the free exhibition, visitors are invited to view a free watercolour demonstration on Sunday May 27 & Sunday June 3 at 2pm. 

NEW PRINTS

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EXHIBITION, GUY HAS RELEASED FOUR NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINTS.

Echoes, Australian Anthem, Resting Up – Stilts, Stream Song

Click here to see details

 

AUSTRALIAN WATERCOLOUR INSTITUTE  – annual exhibition 2018

The annual exhibition of the AWI will run from 14th July to 12th August 2018 at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.  

Guy will have two new works in the show, both full-sheet watercolours:

 

 

 

 

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  1. Guy says...

    I would love to hear any thoughts you may have about my work. Please leave them on the comment form here.
    Thanks.

  2. E G Ackland says...

    Some years ago in the SMH I saw a photo of your painting of a small blue coloured bird snuggled down in the bow of a wooden boat… the bow line hanging to the water. This image has stayed with me .
    I thought of it as a perfect image.
    Today I found this site . I have enjoyed looking at your wonderful paintings.
    Elizabeth

    • Guy says...

      Thank you, Elizabeth, that is lovely to know. The painting is called The Migrant and features a swallow resting in the bow of a boat. You can see it in my ‘Prints’ section on this site. Somebody else saw it in the Herald and drove across Sydney to buy it from the exhibition; unfortunately I don’t know who they were.

  3. Guy says...

    Thank you, Elizabeth, that is lovely to know. The painting is called The Migrant and features a swallow resting in the bow of a boat. You can see it in my ‘Prints’ section on this site. Somebody else saw it in the Herald and drove across Sydney to buy it from the exhibition; unfortunately I don’t know who they were.

  4. Sharon Sefton says...

    Just bought a copy of the book you illustrated, “Whose Nest” and was dazzled by your mastery of watercolor and beautiful compositions. I collect children’s book that have gorgeous illustrations. Love your work and your site. Your paintings are
    soothing to my soul which is so welcome right now after all the political drama here in the US (I am no fan of Trump). I might just go have another look at your book!

    • Guy says...

      Thank you, Sharon, it’s very nice of you to take a moment to write. I’m always delighted to know my work is appreciated.

  5. Mrs. Bognaski says...

    We like your paintings. We just read your book “Whose Egg?” that we liked very much. We had fun guessing what was in the egg.

    Mrs. B’s Kindergarten Class

  6. Guy says...

    Thank you, I’m very glad you like my book.

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