My Month at Moly-Sabata

This series of paintings is the outcome of an artist residency I undertook at Moly-Sabata in France in 2013. Moly-Sabata is the place south of Lyon where Australian artist Anne Dangar lived and worked from the 1930s till her death in 1951.
I spent a month in my studio overlooking the Rhône river. I painted every day, with my easel by the open window and the river as a companion. The blue quietness of the water reflected the changing colours of the trees on the opposite bank: a tender pink at dawn and an array of blue and green hues as the day rose. The tranquil scenery through my window led me to delve into abstraction in my paintings.

Read the opening speech by Dr Bruce Adams, Art Historian
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