Artist's Statement: My secret place is in the bush near Sydney, there is a water hole and an ochre cave, I used to take my boys swimming there in summer, there are water dragons and black snakes basking in the sun. The water is dark and mysterious and goes down to the very heart of summer. - Phil Stallard.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 168.5 x 167.5 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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