These paintings are inspired by a cycle trip along South Australia’s Mawson Trail. It’s a ride of 900 km along dirt roads and tracks that stretches from Adelaide in the South to Blinman, in the Flinders Ranges. The paintings are a response to the way the colours and form of the land change as you move through it.
Riding the Mawson was a great experience for me. I wanted the same sense of discovery I felt on the ride to come through in the paintings.
The technique is new, developed just for these paintings as an extension of what I’ve done previously. Painting them was an adventure, and I hope the works reflect the excitement and satisfaction that such new adventures can bring.
All works are acrylic on canvas, size 90cm x 90cm. They were displayed at Rosey’s Cafe in Adelaide during the SALA festival of 2015. These works are no longer available for sale.