Sydney Dream (distant voices) – 200x100cm

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 light and mist, winter at my Wisemans studio means lots of mist, I have used a memory of standing at the lookout at North Head and looking west and mixed it with a winter morning on the Hawkesbury, everything drenched in white but with golden light subtly making its way through.

200x100cm –  ready to hang


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