This current exhibition of new works by Peter Coad, at Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza marks 30 years of exhibiting with the gallery, it also marks 40 years of solid exhibiting by a dedicated artist. With all of Peter’s travels some sites are so remote that in 40 years very little has changed, trees may have fallen and new ones grown but the essence of those places have remained protected. Others that are located closer to civilisation have often been impacted by urban spread with fences, sheds and homes impacting the once pristine landscapes.
When you see a painting by Peter Coad, you’ll feel the positive energy of it before you even recognize the incredible colours and the dynamic lay of the land. “When I visit and paint in landscape it is always during the early morning and late evening,” he says. “These times produce the most vibrant and powerful of all nature’s colours. Matisse once said: Colours have the inherent power of affecting the feelings of those who look at them. I certainly believe I can really appreciate the beauty of the world by painting it”.
Opening Friday 6th of July 2018, 5 – 7pm
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