Ilford artist Graham Smith will be exhibiting his abstract paintings and ceramic pieces alongside Manning River artist Rod Spicer who will be showing his impressionist style landscapes and other works.
Rod lives on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
His work depicts “a romance with country life” from ocean shore to forested ridge of the Australian bush and is initiated by “remembrance with thoughts from my past emerging as images so intense they become feelings. It is these feelings that I am urged to create.”
Art Studies: Sydney School of Arts 1976, 1977
• Taree Regional Gallery 2001, 2011, 2013, 2017
• Artarmon Galleries 2013, 2017
Graham studied painting at Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand and then at the Kunstschule Destrad in Linz, Austria. Graham went on to teach drawing, painting, and design in Wellington and then at the University of Technology in Sydney.
From 1968, onwards Graham has exhibited extensively in Sydney and Melbourne, and his works adorn many private and public collections.
This collection of paintings is a representation of Graham’s collective style and his responses to the environment he resides in.
Graham’s ceramics extend his art practice, and have the feel of primitive pots with a long history.