Alex has continued this development and love of Sydney Icon’s with this new Series entitled Sydney Reflections featuring both the acclaimed ocean pools with people at the baths centralised predominantly at the Bondi Beach Icebergs and Sydney Harbour
Mark Hanham is especially known for his large scale streetscapes and iconic well known city overviews especially Sydney Harbour. One sees the isolation of cities also in Hanham’s paintings, Mark often visually narrates daily life allowing the collector to be immediately be transported to those international grand cities when connecting with his work
Allen Byrnes professional career commenced with studies at Julian Ashton’s Art School in Sydney. He joined the television industry as a graphic designer and later progressed to being a freelance art director.He has now left the commercial world and enjoy the opportunity to concentrate on his passion for fishing; boating painting and photography which is reflected in the below paintings.
Alex changed his artistic direction with the enticement of slowing down from his work load in the advertising world to then turn around to seek another artistic reward by utilising his skills further in the fine art field. He has now been recognised and realized much to his modesty in recent times to become a winner of the Mosman Art Prize
Nada dramatic Still Life’s complement the unique uses of thick brushes, oil paints and a palette knife. The palette knife creates a “fresh” quality and is perfect for painting wet over wet without the colours becoming muddy.
Ward-winning artist Jane Bennett is renowned for her plein air paintings of Sydney Harbour’s industrial and maritime heritage. Sydney artist Jane Bennett – who has documented on canvas the changing character of Sydney Harbour, from working port to playground of the wealthy – painted HMAS Adelaide from afar,
Chris Pekel taught by his parents has taken his father’s contemporary impressionism and developed his own modern impressionist works. These alternate between loose, almost abstract forms and realist mages, many painted plein-aire around his home, Sydney. Chris uses a mix of oils, acrylics and varnish glazes to create warm darks and bright colours. His works are characterised by large brush strokes and strong contrasts.