I’m thrilled to say my new painting titled Field Colour has been selected, from over 1200 works from around the world, as a finalist in the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize. The winner of the $60,000 prize will be announced at a Cocktail Party on Saturday 26 October 2013 at the wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.
The painting contains a grid of nine 200mm square canvas stretchers. It plays in a tension between the joy of two-dimensional paint on canvas, and the compulsion to imbue those marks with a representational depth. It positions the visual shimmer of a Rothko Color Field, in the dimensional world of a landscape… wish me luck.