Online Exhibition

In Light OF Flowers

A Collection of Paintings on Canvas by Ray Wilson and Ron Talbot

Ron Talbot and Ray Wilson

 

This is a collaboration between two artists who, prior to this exhibition, had not met. However, they have together produced a body of work that reflects a shared love of light and colour, form and beauty.

 More by chance than design, each painter sought to create a celebration of the flowers commonly found in their backyards. A fitting coincidence has led to a striking reflection of the way the humble garden can hold importance and provide us such pleasure.  It is a snapshot of nature’s beautiful shapes, colours and formations realised through the prism of light.

 The work reminds us how the inspiration to artistic expression can be found in our immediate surroundings. If only we would just stop and look!  Wilson and Talbot have taken this everyday environment and transferred it onto canvas with a show of great energy and individual expression. 

 

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Artist Profiles

Ray Wilson

Ray challenges himself to complete life paintings quickly by painting wet in wet using lots of medium, adopting as many short-cuts as possible utilising large brushes, pre-toned linen, underpainting, then, using his experience in colour mixing and visual knowledge to enliven his images with a painterly approach, to catch a mood.  All works are completed on site in a relatively short period, this is often by necessity rather than choice either because of the change in light or availability of time and or model.  He likes to distil the simplicity of a subject, the light catching an object, focussing the viewer, happy to leave unsaid as much as possible.  Whilst adopting a tonal approach, he is an unashamed colourist, enjoying the application of colour in any painting.  This he feels helps keep the artwork modern and pleasing.

Ron Talbot 

 

I’ve been painting since 2002 and recently moved to Victoria after a long period living in the Northern Territory and now work at my Red Door Studio in Wurdiboluc.

 

I use both oils and acrylics and my work tends to be impressionistic but sometimes borders on abstract with energy imparted through the brush or pallet knife. I aspire to create work that is full of colour, light and energy that is not laboured or over stated. I’m particularly interested in further developing the relationship between shadows and light and all that it brings to a piece of work.

 

I’ve won a number of art awards and exhibited in various galleries around Alice Springs. This is the first time that I’ve exhibited in Victoria.

Ray Wilson

Bouquet in Memory

45cm X 55cm                     

Oil on Linen

$700

Waratah 

40cm X 50cm 

Oil on Linen

$500

The Yellow Irises

45cm X 55cm

Oil on Linen 

$700

Spanish Onions and Friends

45cm X 55cm 

Oil on Linen 

$700

Pin Cushion Hakea

45cm x55cm

Oil on Linen 

$700

Native Floral 3 

40cm X 50cm

Oil on Linen

$700

 

Native Floral 1 

40cm X 50cm

Oil on Linen

$700

Mothers Day Cyclamens 

45cm x 55cm

Oil on Linen

$700

Mothers Day Bouquet 

45cm x 55cm

Oil on Linen

$700

Floral with Glass Vase

55cm x 45cm

Oil on Linen 

$700 

Ron Talbot 

Where’s the Vase?

76cm X 61cm

Acrylic on Canvas

$400

Up and Coming

76cm X 61cm

Oil on Linen

$500

SOLD

Tangle and Tussle

76cm X 61cm 

Oil on Linen 

$500

Spring has sprung

61cm x 51cm

Acrylic on Canvas (abstract)

$300 

 SOLD

Powder Pink 

76cm x 61cm

Oil on Canvas

$450

Overheated

76cm x 51cm

Oil on Canvas

$500

Nature Talks 

61cm x 51cm

Acrylic on Canvas (abstract)

$300

Let’s Dance

76cm x 61cm

Oil on Canvas

$600

Hide and Seek 

76cm x 61cm

Mixed Media

$350

Bangles and Bunches 

76cm x 61cm

Acrylic on Canvas (abstract)

$600