Artist's Statement: I am mesmerised by the Hawkesbury when you are on Wisemans Ferry the water envelops you. I use this time to let go of everything in my mind, by the time I get to my studio it’s like I have become the river. I
painted this at night with the sounds of the bush and the not-too-distant
water – the mangroves hover in the distance of my mind.
Medium: Oil charcoal on canvas
Dimensions: 152 x 182 cms
CHG Director's Statement: Expressive, bursts of energy, strength of colour, and wall power are just some of the adjectives or phrases to describe Phil Stallard’s paintings. His style will refresh any interior with exciting incendiary like bursts of colour and tone! - Mark Widdup.
"There is a "total experience" in a Phil Stallard painting, a similar notion that no part of the painting is bland, or subordinate, or to be passed over. Stallard's work is very painterly indeed. His oil-paint is applied with a fluid lushness, a sensuousness, that recalls 1960’s Brett Whiteley." - Peter Pinson, OAM.
Read Peter Pinson's (OAM) exhibition introduction for Phil Stallard's 'Even Seahorses Get the Bends' here.
Learn more about CHG represented artist Phil Stallard by reviewing his artist profile here.
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