Sheds at the Port
122 x 106 cms 1997
The Greenhill Gallery arranged for this to be selected for the front cover of the Adelaide Review, where it was seen by Jeffrey Smart at his home in Tuscany.
He subsequently sent me two postcards.
My work is constantly compared to Jeffrey Smart's as if it matters. (The only thing that matters is the painting itself.) I rarely look at other people's work, and never his as, if I did, I would then inevitably find myself avoiding just those compositional aspects that are similar. The work must be as honest and direct a response between the artist, the subject and the canvas as is possible.
The sheds have now been pulled down.