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Steve Lopes / Past exhibition 3

Naples Flat study
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Steve Lopes, Sydney 2022
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Steve Lopes

Naples Flat study

2016
oil on board
25 x 31 cm
Lopes’ family originates from Italy and returns regularly for inspiration. In early 2016 Lopes painted a number of works depicting his most personal and intimate relatives, as well smaller studies of the landscape. In Naples Flat study, painted en plein air as the sun sets over the city, Lopes’ emotional engagement is confidently portrayed through the colour palette that exudes the familiarity and characteristic warmth of Italy. Lopes’ freer approach to working en plein air is further emphasised through his lively brushstrokes and rough mark makings.

Steve Lopes

Steve Lopes is a figurative and skill-based painter who captures the reverence and emotional worlds of his subjects and the landscape. Steve Lopes consistently attracts the attention of critics and collectors alike. His works are represented in important national and state collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Federal Parliament House Art Collection and the New South Wales State Library. As well as major national and international corporate collections including BHP, Time Warner and Rolls Royce. Steve Lopes has been a finalist in numerous national awards including the Archibald and Doug Moran Prize.

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