Originally a Wynne landscape prize entry, this Stark White Gum at Willangee has grown a few branches and reemerged after the bushfires with renewed vigour. Willangee Station is north of Broken Hill. I visited last year to paint en plain air with local artist Clarke Barrett. The vast and open spaces are defined by the Barrier Ranges to the east. Natural land forms create powerful physical and psychological boundaries for locals, and emerge as a theme in my landscapes. Gums too, are a recurring theme, a symbol of character, solidity, and the familiar connection between urban, rural and outback.
100x100xm titled Stark Gums at Willangee, Oil on canvas, $1650, Tasmanian Oak box frame. For enquires contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.