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Tones of the Shoalhaven

 

   

The physical distance between Engadine and the Sutherland Shire and the Shoalhaven is about 120km. Or about 2 hours drive.  For me it is about light.

Heading North takes me into the city but South leads me to more landscapes. It has always been in my instincts to head bushward.  The Shoalhaven has been a constant in my work since visiting Bundanon for the first time more than ten years ago and falling in love with the landscape as Boyd had done in the past.

Boyd has been a direct influence on my painting and since then I have visited the Shoalhaven on a regular basis in an endeavour to capture the same light that eludes me on the edge of Maddens Plains closer to home. I have painted the Shoalhaven River at different points over the past 2 years including westward toward Braidwood.

I have become familiar with local plein air painters in the Shoalhaven and feel I have the emotive distance to convey a difference through my work.

Michael Ambriano

                    
                     
 
 





 
            Rocks & Trees* (diptych) 2012
            oil on linen
            60 x 140cm
            private collection
 
 
                               Reflections, Pulpit Rock* 2012
                               oil on canvas
                               110 x 90cm
                               private collection
 
 
 
    Tribute to Boyd,* 2012
    oil on canvas
    75 x 100cm
    private collection
 
 
                        Wombat Hole 2012
                        oil on linen
                        60 x 70cm
 
 
 
               Banks of Shoalhaven I* 2012
               oil on linen
               76 x 102cm
               private collection
 
 
 
                    Banks of Shoalhaven II* 2012
                    oil on linen
                    60 x 70cm
                    private collection
 
 
 
                Banks of Shoalhaven III* 2012
                oil on linen
                60 x 70cm
                private collection
 
 
 
                    Grass Tree 2012
                    oil on linen
                    60 x 70cm
 
 
 
               Grey Rocks 2012
               oil on paper
               63 x 71cm
 
 






 
    Landscape '12 (triptych) 2012
    oil on canvas
    30 x 90cm 
 
 
            Path Way II* 2012
            oil on linen
            60 x 70cm
            private collection
 
 



 
                    Path Way I 2012
                    oil on linen
                    60 x 70cm
                    private collection
 
 
 






            Twice Struck (diptych) 2013
            oil on linen 60 x 140cm
            private collection
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