Artist's Statement: This painting uses gesture and memory together to make a landscape painting. The memory is of the drive from Sydney to Newcastle and the feeling of arriving at Lake Macquarie on the Pacific Highway. The painting explores the feeling of expansive space as you drive over the Swansea Bridge. I combined this memory with gestural elements to convey a feeling of action and meditation co existing in the same painting, it’s still a landscape though – a place…
Medium: Mixed media on Canvas
Dimensions: 76 x 241 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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