A SEA CHANGE IS IN THE AIR AT RED HILL GALLERY
Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder believes the beauty of the upcoming exhibition lies in the artists’ ability to bring fresh interpretation to traditional techniques. For Todd Whisson, painting is in his blood. Son of esteemed artist Eric Whisson, this Brisbane artist gave up his job as a professional framer in 2003 and turned his talents to the canvas. This knowledge of the tools and foundations of art make Whisson the artist that he is today. He draws on techniques of the French Impressionists through his commitment to painting en plein air, yet captures the unique ambience of the Australian sensibility.
So much is evident from his recent work in the Sea Change collection, which draws in the audience through his use of the palette knife technique. Whisson’s recent move to the paradise of coastal Australia, inspired the artist to focus on capturing fond memories and moments in time. Exhibiting alongside Whisson is the Light and Air collection with works by Ruby Eaves, RW Allen, James Ainslie, Louis Dalozzo and Richard Bogusz. The work of these five artists captures the juxtaposition between light and shadow so prominent in the Australian landscape. This collection of some 50 paintings includes watercolours, oils, acrylics and works on paper, all of which exhibit the variety of talent and skill among these Queensland artists proudly represented by the gallery. The exhibition will conclude on 18 May 2014 and sales will commence prior to the opening. Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is open seven days a week.