Your Life on a Canvas with Gavin Fry

by Mark Widdup September 06, 2017

Your Life on a Canvas with Gavin Fry

WE RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH GAVIN FRY TO DISCUSS HIS ART, LIFE, LOVES AND OTHER THINGS! HERE IS 'YOUR LIFE ON A CANVAS' WITH CHG REPRESENTED ARTIST GAVIN FRY...

Best recent art experience?
Showing at Maroondah Access Gallery – in my old school, in my hometown of Ringwood, Victoria

Most used art material?
Winsor & Newton Professional acrylic paint

Favourite colour?
Cadmium Orange - goes wonderfully well with Payne’s Grey

Most embarrassing artwork story?
Honestly, can’t think of one …

What can’t you live without?
My art collection

What are you currently working on?
Trying to balance writing and painting … there’s never enough time for both.

What do you hate?
I don’t like the word hate … perhaps frustration at not enough hours in the day

Favourite artist or art movement?
Too many to count … but artists I like sufficiently to pay good money for include Kenneth Jack, Michael Shannon, Rick Amor and Eric Thake. I would love a painting by Criss Canning, but way beyond my means at present.

Your biggest art influence?
Probably my late mother, Mimi Fry … she made art a central and completely normal part of our lives.

If you could have one painting on your wall, what would it be?
Something by the English modernist Eric Ravilious

Favourite music album?
Too many to decide – perhaps Mark Knopfler’s Sailing to Philadelphia … or Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust

Favourite quote?
Charles Sheeler … “I had come to feel that a picture could have incorporated in it the structural design implied in abstraction and be presented in a wholly realistic manner.”

What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t take yourself too seriously

Browse and shop art by Gavin Fry on our website here. Peruse the digital exhibition catalogue for ‘Adam Cullen and the Cubists’, Gavin Fry’s current exhibition at CHG here.





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