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Alexander Beech / Salon 2016

The Fisherman, Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Alexander Beech, Sydney 2020
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Alexander Beech

The Fisherman, Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania

2013
oil on board
60 x 60 cm
In this painting Alexander Beech draws on 19th century and contemporary Australian landscape painting techniques to capture the sublime and idyllic seascape and coastal vista of Honeymoon Bay, situated on the east coast of Tasmania. Here, Beech depicts a transient moment in time as a figure stands at the shore and a fishing trawler drifts by, the hint of fish seen just below the surface through subtle shifts in light and colour.

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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