Friday, 10 April 2015

Peter Godwin at the Defiance Gallery


I am a big fan of the artist Peter Godwin and his latest exhibition is on right now at the Defiance Gallery, Enmore Road, Newtown. The show is called River, Mountain, Cloud-Li River Variations, China 2014/2015.  
Peter Godwin lives on the water North of Sydney but it has taken a trip to China to get him thinking about landscape painting. All the paintings in the show are of the same imagery, of  those distinctive mountains and river .  I love the atmosphere he creates of clouds and mist.  The scale of the mountains is evident when you see the tiny white horse or occasional figure in some painting's foregrounds.
I attended the preview last Sunday's morning and even though I had no intention of buying a painting, I could not resist buying a small one.  I feel very lucky to be able to do that.
The largest painting which was 240 x 258 cm was purchased by the Australian National Gallery.  

It's worth having a look at the Defiance Gallery website to see Peter's exhibition if you can't see it in real life.

Most of the paintings are egg tempera on board, a few oils and a number of mono prints and etchings.


This is the painting I bought.  It is called Mountains as Figures, Li River and is 20 x 30 cm.  it is egg tempera on Italian gesso on board.

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