Corridor Display by Rhyl Dearden
Painting is my relaxation so it occurs in bouts stimulated by an event or a place or a subject.
The bark paintings began after a trip to Bourke. There was a big storm during the night and in the early morning we took a walk and I also took my camera.
The street trees with their wet bark led to the discovery of a vast range of colours and shapes that started me off on a painting splurge.
The bark paintings began to abstract themselves into landscape forms but without a perspective, so that the viewer does not know whether the picture is a close-up view or one from space.
The still life drawing comes from another splurge of activity stimulated simply by the need to draw. As do the other works.
– Rhyl Dearden