I’m drawn to images of sublime but fragile beauty, our stunning Australian coastline, coral reefs and as in an earlier series of paintings, the Australian Alps, I attempt to capture the ethereal atmosphere of the location, combining realism with the intimate textures of the subject in paint. These sensual elements can open the viewer to meditate on the subject and experience a sense of serenity, contemplation and connection.
I was always a keen observer and started to draw and paint what inspired me from the age of 10. It was the early Romantic artists’ depiction of untouched landscapes that instilled a sense of excitement that inspired me to explore and experience a variety of Australia’s pristine environments. To capture these important places in oil paint has become my passion.
Across the spectrum of my work I draw upon a range of historical and contemporary art sources, techniques and personal experiences bringing together an array of imagery that captures an individual vision of Australia. I truly hope I bring you that sense of the sublime beauty through my art.
You can see more about David and his art on his website. www.davidbrayshaw.com