I was recently invited to mount an exhibition of works in the gallery space at Annie’s Lane winery. This is a wonderful venue as it not only located in picturesque Watervale, in the heart of the Clare Valley, but the gallery space is situated within the beautiful, heritage listed Quelltaler Estate. The century old cellar provided the ideal venue for my paintings as many of them depict aspects of this historical wine growing region.
This exhibition of paintings was been inspired by the unique landscape of the mid-north of South Australia, capturing both its vastness and the beautiful details that can be seen within this natural environment. While the subject matter is very much inspired by the Clare Valley, the works also reflect much about my exposure to art in Europe and Asia over the past six years, in particular the use of light. These works continued my exploration of traditional oil painting techniques used to depict the changing nature of the local landscape and its timeless qualities.
The exhibition was opened to coincide with annual Clare Valley gourmet weekend, which again saw over 5000 visitors descend upon the region to enjoy the best of local food and wine. Hopefully, some of them they took time out to have a look at the works on display, if not the exhibition will be open daily over the next couple of months.