Sandy River Flats and Red Clay Slopes
About the artwork:
The Hunter River gently snakes through a diverse series of rural industries including horse studs, coal mines, vineyards and turf farms on its way to the Port of Newcastle. I have endeavoured to capture the topographical contrast created by these varied land uses and the pattern they create. The iconic neat rows of planted grape vines that hug the gentle slopes of the valley and are framed by the imposing sacred landmark Yellow Rock. The earthy colours ground the work and harmonise the spaces.
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63 x 103
Acrylic on canvas
About the artist:
I have lived and worked in the Hunter Valley for 25 yrs. My studio overlooks the Hunter River and is a constant source of inspiration with its big skies and wide flood planes.