Artist Statement: This house is on the side of the highway near Byron Bay. I have looked at it to paint for many years, but only did it once we had returned from Italy and I began painting Australian subjects again. It has been hung in the Tattersalls Art Prize in Brisbane.
Medium: Oil on Italian Linen
Dimensions: 92 x 92 cm
CHG Director's Statement: The consummate professional artist, Rick Everingham has developed an Italian lifestyle after frequent trips overseas led to a sea-change of residence to Tuscany, Italy. As a consistent exhibitor at CHG we have understood the fascination of patina and soft reflective colours revealed as they mellow.
An enriched base of colour suppressed by the European light produces a mottled surface on walls, courtyards, porticos and facades of Italian architecture. Everingham's paintings capture a moment of observation, a time, lifestyle or recreation.
There is a suggestion of mood or setting that is most pleasing to the eye, this feeling is further reinforced if the viewer has travelled or understands the seduction of Italy and its people.
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