Returning home to Brisbane for the first time in over 13 years, landscape painter Amanda Penrose Hart will exhibit a series of new works for her inaugural exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art.
Predominantly a landscape painter, Penrose Hart travels extensively in search of inspiration. Painting in situ and later referencing from memory, Penrose Hart aims to capture not only the physical landscape but also the essence or feeling of a place.
“To paint is to unravel, deconstruct, explore and repack the truth. To look isn’t to see – to see is what is most important – sounds obvious, but to see is everything,” says Penrose Hart.
Originally living and studying in Brisbane, Penrose Hart is now based between her home in Sydney and her studio nestled in extensive acreage in country New South Wales. It is the rural property with quirky caravans and rugged bushland that has inspired many of the works in this exhibition.
In contrast, the remaining artworks explore some of Australia’s vast coastline. On her recent trip up the east coast Penrose Hart has captured panoramic seascapes, atmospheric horizons and brooding shores in her recognisable impasto style.
‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ is an expressive view of the Australian landscape from Sofala in NSW to Coolum in QLD and exudes a sense of spontaneity and adventure. The exhibition is showing from 22nd August – 15th September 2018 at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
Join Amanda Penrose Hart for the opening of her inaugural show on Friday 24th August from 6 – 8pm. This is a free event.
On Saturday 25th August at 2pm, Amanda will also hold an Artist talk in the gallery discussing her work and inspiration.