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Alexander Beech / Salon 2016

Grey from The Bridge
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Alexander Beech, Sydney 2020
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Alexander Beech

Grey from The Bridge

2015
oil on board
65 x 70 cm
In this painting Alexander Beech explores a familiar landscape of the Sydney harbour. Painted from an elevated perspective and in monochromatic tones, it depicts a single ferry as it serenely and mysteriously makes its way across the Harbour, as thick dark clouds materialise from above to blanket the landscape and the hazy impressions of the surrounding shoreline and environment symbiotically merge to capture a moment that resonates a more considered and powerful connection with the subject.

Alexander Beech

Alexander Beech is a contemporary landscape painter based in Sydney, Australia. Beech studied Life drawing and oil painting at the Julian Ashton Art School and National Art School. Beech’s works uniquely capture the mood, atmosphere and light of natural landscapes that are deeply personal and emotional. The serene and natural landscapes of Tasmania, where Beech frequently visits, are a keen subject matter for the artist. Beech has been a finalist at the 2013 and 2015 Hornsby Art Prize; and 2016, 2014, 2013 Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tasmania. Beech was awarded Highly Commended in the 2014 Tasmanian Bay of Fires Art Prize.

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