Flair for fauna

Melville Times - - Front Page -

HIS set in­cludes 20 eye-catch­ing pieces, but Mt Pleas­ant artist Peter Lowe has re­vealed he had plenty of op­por­tu­nity to go big­ger.

Mr Lowe added con­sid­er­able flair to tra­di­tional Aus­tralian fauna road warn­ing signs for his lat­est body of work, the Aus­tralian Road Sign Se­ries.

He said he scoured the in­ter­net images, got help from state road groups and even drove through Tas­ma­nia and Mel­bourne to find in­spi­ra­tion for his set.

“I had to sift through and de­cide which ones I wanted to leave out and which ones I wanted to paint,” he said. “I had up to 50 avail­able.” Mr Lowe pri­ori­tised Western Aus­tralian signs, fol­lowed by those that in­ter­ested him most.

“I wanted to com­bine signs which are nor­mally seen in iso­la­tion into a group set­ting, adapt­ing the colour schemes to cre­ate dy­namic re­la­tion­ships and vis­ual im­pact,” he said.

“Many peo­ple would not be aware of the va­ri­ety of th­ese signs that ex­ist on our na­tion­wide roads.

“This se­ries high­lights the di­ver­sity of an­i­mals in ru­ral Aus­tralia.”

In all, the se­ries took five months to com­plete.

Mr Lowe said he was will­ing to sell the pieces, ide­ally as a set. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 0438 886 773 or email lowe@iinet.net.au.


Peter Lowe with some of his lat­est work.

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