Inside Out (Australia)
PAINTER, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NSW
How would you describe your art? I’d say I would be described as a landscape painter. I am drawn to scenes that have an element of drama and an atmospheric quality that I can attempt to portray on my canvases. I try to capture the rolling hills and moody landscapes of the highlands with a rich palette of green and earthy tones. I enjoy using the dim, diffused light that encompasses everything, to create drama while hopefully capturing the essence and spirit of the landscape. What do you love most about painting? I’m not entirely sure what it is that I love about painting; it’s probably more of a strange obsession. I’d say 90 per cent of the time I find it incredibly frustrating. Every work has its own set of problems and issues, but it can be very rewarding when you are able to overcome them.
Where do you find inspiration? I don’t really have to go too far for inspiration. I am incredibly lucky to have a studio in the heart of Glenquarry that has amazing views of green rolling paddocks. It’s often enveloped by different forms of weather, such as fog, rain and/or wind, which create different atmospheres. Where can people buy your art? I’m having a show at Maunsell Wickes in Sydney’s Paddington from February 13, alongside rural artist Sally Falkiner. What price range do you work in? Small pieces start from $600. @harrymartin_art