Peter Newton - 'Reef'

Wednesday 20 June - Sunday 15 July 2018 

“This work is delivered from experiences whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. The work is a composite of visual and emotive responses to a magical place that exists in a fragile underwater world.

The paintings evolve via a layering of colour, each layer adding and subtracting until a final presentation of the memory of place is achieved. Iteration of mark and form draw a connection to the organic repetition that exists within natural forms. Scale is used to immerse the view in the contemplation of natural form as seen though the lens of the maker.”

Peter Newton, May 2018