Exhibition of Landscape Oil Paintings
by Guy Chapman
Queen Street Gallery, Woollahra
It is a great honour to have the highly respected Indigenous elder Charles 'Chicka' Madden opening the exhibition with a Welcome to Country.
Guy's landscapes have a loose expressionist line and a complex colour pallet inspired by the mist and mystery of the New Zealand hills. The oil on canvas paintings are built up with multiple layers and glazes in a traditional oil painting method. Gestural drawing using charcoal and graphite is worked into the wet paint giving the works an immediacy and sense of movement. The canvases are all 200mm square and are finished in lavishly ornate and bespoke frames, especially crafted for the exhibition.
Guy Chapman was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1963. He moved to Australia in 1985 to study visual arts and holds a Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma and a Bachelors Degree in Painting and Film Making from City Art Institute, Sydney (1990). He has held a number of exhibitions around Sydney over the years, with numerous paintings and drawings sold to private collections.
The exhibition will be held at the Queen Street Gallery in Woollahra. Opening 6-8pm on Tuesday 19 February 2013 and will run for two weeks until Sunday 3 March.
Price guide - up to $950 framed. The works were produced in a number of series, some of which work together to represent a landscape across several paintings. Discounted pricing will be available for purchase of multiple paintings.