Lake George Squall (2017)
This is one of a series of paintings considering the link between landscape and the sky. Skies allow figurative painters to get very close to the abstract while preserving the ability to load an image with emotion. In this case Lake George outside Canberra provides a wonderful setting to observe the way that the weather transforms the landscape. These paintings reflect my ongoing interest in the Romantic and Transcendental movements, but re-expressing these in my own idiom.