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Going through the Heads – 180x150cm [Framed]

Phil Stallard
‘In the 90’s I was exhibiting in Paddington, my studio was in Bondi Junction, and I painted the working harbour, Watsons Bay, Parsley Bay, Garden Island, Cockatoo Island, North Head working my way westward along the Parramatta River.  So, with nothing but vague memories I have produced a series of paintings based on these recollections. The paintings are luminous and are saturated with fondness, they resemble Haiku’s, the present distilled by the past as I am driven to explore the beauty of our surroundings.’

Mixed medium on canvas painting
Abstract landscape
Original canvas painting

This painting is an ode to North Head, I have changed the geography and painted this amazing piece of architecture as a living thing. South Head/Parsley Bay has morphed with the landscape around my bush studio at Wisemans Ferry. Everything is floating and there is a vague reference to the Bottle and Glass point – stories are that the navy used to use it for target practice.

186x156cm – Matt White frame, 5mm shadow line –  ready to hang

 

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