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JOHN SHARMAN

PAINTING FROM NATURE 7 MAY – 20 JUNE 2011


JOHN SHARMAN

PAINTING FROM NATURE An exhibition by multi-award winning artist John Sharman. For Painting from Nature, John captures traditional realist images of the Australian ocean, earth and sky. Exhibition Opening and meet John on Saturday 7th May, 2011 from 2pm Exhibition runs until June 20.

Born in Sydney in 1947, John Sharman’s interest, like most practising artists, began in childhood, pursuing drawing and painting and slowly developing his perceptions of what he was seeing. An opportunity in the Shoalhaven area in 1977 led to an association with an artist who introduced John to ‘en plein-air’ painting using the dark wash technique. Sharman turned to full time professional art practice in 1980 after coming to grips with the technique, and he set about finding what nature had to offer, honing his perceptions and abilities to capture it in all its moods. He became part of a group of artists that included Robert Simpson, Doug, Casey and Ritchie Sealy, Robert Wilson, Warwick Fuller and Allan Fizzell. Painting in a realist manner on the edge of impressionism, John strives to make every element an equally important part of the finished work. He is adamant that to successfully capture facets of nature it must be carried out ‘in’ nature, not in the studio. For him, ‘feeling’ is just as important as ‘seeing’.

In the past 27 years Sharman has earned many accolades, and his prolific success in Regional Art Awards finds his work in municipal, corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally. Among those awards are the Peter Stuyvesant Cultural Foundation Award (4 times), The Caltex Art Award (3 times), the Rothmans Foundation Award and the Junee Art Award on seven occasions. John’s new exhibition continues his longtime multi-level affair with the Pacific Ocean and the meeting places between ocean, earth and sky. As an active surfer, he enjoys an innate knowledge and relationship with the coast, but also continues to make forays into regional hinterlands and the outback. A number of images in this exhibition are drawn from visits to such places as Broken Hill, Condoblin, Bugaldie and Jindabyne. STAN D’ARGEAVEL MA (VISUAL ARTS) EXHIBITION COORDINATOR


1 – Morning Nth Broulee Beach, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


2 – Lilli Pilli Coast, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


3 – Cattle at Mogo, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


4 – Jindabyne Paddocks, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


5 – Sandmines Nth View, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


6 – Mosquito Bay Boat Ramp, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


7 – New Dunes Tomakin, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


8 – Big Surf Little Paddock, Oil on board, 51x41cm – $895


9 – Early Morning Island Dunes, Oil on board, 51x41cm – $895


10 – Surf Nun’s Beach Rosedale, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


11 – Beach Track Sth View Broulee, Oil on board, 41x51cm – $895


12 – Looking Nth, Sth Broulee, Oil on board, 31x61cm – $895


13 – The Lone Pinnacle Broken Hill, Oil on board, 31x61cm – $895


14 – Sandmines Sth View, Oil on board, 31x61cm – $895


15 – Guerilla Bay, Oil on board, 31x61cm – $895


16 – The Sleeping Hippo Bugaldie, Oil on board, 21x70cm – $825


17 – Mt Tilga Condoblin, Oil on board, 21x70cm – $825


18 – Jindabyne Sky, Oil on board, 51x31cm – $760


19 – Sth Rosedale View, Oil on board, 31x51cm – $760


20 – Melville Cove, Point Tomakin, Oil on board, 31x51cm – $760


21 – Late Afternoon Smuggler’s Cove, Oil on board, 46x31cm – $760


22 – Bleak Afternoon Jindabyne, Oil on board, 36x46cm – $760


23 – Sunset Broken Hill, Oil on board, 36x46cm – $760


24 – Grey Desert Sky Broken Hill, Oil on board, 36x46cm – $760


25 – Broulee Island, Oil on board, 36x46cm – $760


26 – Bugaldie Landscape, Oil on board, 41x41cm – $760


27 – The Warrambungles Bugaldie, Oil on board, 41x41cm – $760


28 – Barlings Beach Tomakin, Oil on board, 41x41cm – $760


29 – Rocks Tomakin Cove, Oil on board, 41x41cm – $760


30 – Pink Sunrise Guerilla Bay, Oil on board, 41x33cm – $660


31 – The Sandtrack Broulee, Oil on board, 41x33cm – $660


32 – Quiet View Tomakin, Oil on board, 33x41cm – $660


33 – Rocks on Rosedale Beach, Oil on board, 33x41cm – $660


34 – Headland & Island Rosedale, Oil on board, 20x61cm – $660


35 – Panorama Pretty Point, Oil on board, 20x61cm – $660


36 – Panorama Guerilla Bay, Oil on board, 25x51cm – $660


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John Sharman – Painting from Nature  

An exhibition catalogue by multi-award winning artist John Sharman. For Painting from Nature, John captures traditional realist images of th...

John Sharman – Painting from Nature  

An exhibition catalogue by multi-award winning artist John Sharman. For Painting from Nature, John captures traditional realist images of th...

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