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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.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EXHIBITION, GUY HAS RELEASED FOUR NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINTS.
Echoes, Australian Anthem, Resting Up – Stilts, Stream Song
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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: