One of Australia’s most acclaimed and collectable contemporary painters, Ross Watson, has recently completed a new series entitled 010: Coast. Watson’s classically inspired interpretative portraits of high-profile figures such as Stephen Fry, Matthew Mitcham, Jake Shears, the Honourable Michael Kirby and porn star Francois Sagat have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. But 010: Coast sees the artist returning to the clear blue Australian skies and wide-open beaches of earlier works. It’s a sea change in which the bronzed Aussie makes a welcome return. You can almost feel the warmth of the sun and taste the salt.
more: The Ross Watson Gallery is at 465 Nicholson St, Carlton North, Melbourne. Or visit RossWatson.com