Desert Postcards

JOHN LOVETT'S 2017 STUDIO EXHIBITION

CURRUMBIN STUDIO 
42 Tierney Drive Currumbin Waters, Qld.
Opening Saturday Dec. 2nd 2017

Sat. 2 Dec. - Sun  3 Dec. 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Sat. 9 Dec. - Sun 10 Dec. 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm  

(Weekdays by Appointment)   Phone: 07 55986001

We are 10 minutes from Coolangatta Airport

Dust From The West
Dust From The West

Strezlecki-Ridge
Strezlecki-Ridge

Desert Trips
Desert Trips

Wet Cordillo Downs Track 1995

Dust From The West
Dust From The West

For over 30 years my wife, Dianne, and I have been traveling to various deserts throughout Australia. This exhibition started as a collection of small sketches produced in the Strezlecki, Simpson and Sturts Stony  Deserts.

 

These sketches were the basis for many of the larger works that make up the rest of the collection. Sketches from the Great Victoria and Gibson deserts, and larger works based on them, form the rest of the exhibition.

The breathtaking landscapes and wonderful tales of ingenuity and survival from the scattered inhabitants inspire many of these paintings. The exhibition includes 30 small watercolour and gouache studies done on location, a number of larger preliminary studies and larger studio works ranging in size up to 900 x 1600.

 

Although many of the works feature recognisable subjects - desert landscapes, outstations, salt lakes etc. the real subject is the feeling of isolation and solitude generated by the treatment of the objects portrayed.

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