Jacqueline Fowler, Still life opening May 27

We are wonderfully pleased to announce a new exhibition of elegant and accomplished works by Australia's foremost still life practitioner. Opening on Wednesday May 27, this show is a must see show for lovers and collectors of still life painting. Jacqueline's talent extends further than still life and the night will also see some captivating landscapes of Australia along with scenes of Venice.

Our exhibition openings are a great pleasure with a selection of fine wines form Hunter Valley vineyard Tintilla Estate and catering by The Sofitel Wentworth hotel (and of course great people and work by some of Australia's best artists).

Please join us for the launch on Wednesday May 27th from 5:30pm. The exhibition will be on display at our Sofitel Gallery until June 12th.

Jacqueline Fowler writes:

"Still life is alive and well.

Each chosen subject is a complete still-life: lighting gives drama, perhaps a bit of mystery or a feeling of stillness.  The design is important for the eye to follow the light flow and stay involved.

I see the subject as a painting, making the light work for me, reflecting warmth or finding depth in the composition, giving cohesion, drawing the viewer’s eye along where the light touches, or just making colour the important element.

My painting life started with still-life lessons in the studio of Graham Moore, a respected Melbourne painter whose portraits were often accepted in the Archibald. Landscape work out with friends was always a joy, as was life-drawing and pastel with Ming McKay. 

I put much thought into my compositions and painting techniques. Floral still-life works can be complex subjects that transcend modern fashions: they involve a painting that must work well as a whole and bring the viewer back time and time again, to enjoy the subtleties. 

I hope the viewer feels the joy of the work."

Many thanks to Tintilla Estate for supplying us with
some beautiful wines for the exhibition opening.