Artist Statement: I’m very fond of the way colourful, bright beach objects (surfboards, towels, clothing) stand out against the neutral beige of sand. Sand is of course never yellow, but variations on a neutral. - John Earle.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 59 x 62 cms
Director's Statement: John Earle is renowned for his stunning photo-like paintings of the landscape and seascape. A Newcastle local, having lived there all of his life. His painting style is known as photo-realism and his intricately detailed paintings are often mistaken for photographs.
John has held 19 solo exhibitions in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne and has been in many group exhibitions. He has been awarded the prestigious Elioth Gruner Prize for Landscape in 1980, has been a finalist in the AGNSW Wynne Prize six times (1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 & 1994) and travelled extensively for art residencies, research and commissions.
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