Big Shadow, Ainslie

Big Shadow, Ainslie

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

transport depot small

transport depot small

Box House, Braddon

Box House, Braddon

2015, Oil in canvas, 41 x 31.5 cm

Corner House, Ainslie

Corner House, Ainslie

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm

Double Hedge, O'Connor

Double Hedge, O'Connor

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm

Marked Garden, Turner

Marked Garden, Turner

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm

Palm Trees, Hackett

Palm Trees, Hackett

2015, Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 46 cm

Rebuild, Campbell

Rebuild, Campbell

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm

White Gum, O'Connor

White Gum, O'Connor

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Lithography

Lithography

2015, Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 46 cm

Cottage, Ainslie

Cottage, Ainslie

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Opportunity #1, Turner

Opportunity #1, Turner

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Opportunity #2, Turner

Opportunity #2, Turner

2015, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Radio Station

Radio Station

2015, Oil on canvas, 76 x 30 cm

Semi-Detach, O'Connor

Semi-Detach, O'Connor

2015, Oil on canvas, 76 x 30 cm

Garden of Eden, Hackett

Garden of Eden, Hackett

2105, Oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm

Red Tree, Ainslie

Red Tree, Ainslie

2015, Oil on canvas, 101 x 76 cm

Twin Trees, Ainslie

Twin Trees, Ainslie

2015, Oil on canvas 76 x 30 cm

RED BRICK -

Glimpses of perfect suburbia

@ M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT

29 October - 15 November 2015

 

This collection of oil paintings is a continuation of my previous suburban house portraits.

 

During the process of observing and recording Canberran streetscapes, I  noticed that some of my earlier subjects had disappeared, and others were marked for sale and redevelopment.

 

New, modern structures were appearing in their place, with a loss of architectural heritage from the city's early neighbourhoods.

 

The process of painting these structures has evolved to incorporate at-risk properties, other protected examples of industrial architecture and those of a style and quality now rarely seen.