Beautiful artworks of exciting, exotic landscapes and people. This is what artist Tony Walker promises to treat us with in the next exhibition at the Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina opening on May 25th.
As the next feature artist, Tony Walker will display paintings of scenes from Noosa, remote Australia, China, Vietnam and more. “These paintings originate from my work on site in which I endeavor to capture, not just the visual but the spirit of the landscape or culture” he says from his “wilderness” studio on Noosa North Shore. In relation to his recent trip to China, Tony adds, “I elected to travel minus easel, confining myself to the quarter-sheet-on-lap-balanced-on-rock approach. This worked well and contributed to the interpretation, and not only by discouraging exactness. Creativity there is certainly encouraged by the surreal landforms with multiple misty khasts evocatively arranged around in the landscape and reflected in the Li River. The strange but beautiful landscape is undeniably influential in the culture, and the visiting artist – or at least this one – looks for ways of incorporating the ambiance in the sketch. This may be what we do everywhere, but seemed obligatory on the Li River. A degree of interpretation can help to present reality better than strict realism, which is a point I wanted an excuse to make'.
From Oz to Orient Art Exhibition
Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Marina Tewantin
10am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm
For further information, contact Gabi Dick: Mob: 0411 244 304 or 07 5448 0640
Harbourside Gallery, Tewantin
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