With a passion for landscape art in all forms I will be continuing to explore new directions.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I enjoy taking commissions however I am currently working on my 2022 exhibition.
Consequently whilst I am happy to receive new commissions I will not be able to start them until 2022.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you'd like a Tobin O'Bree original. The finished work can be supplied unframed or framed with the cost of framing extra.
Preparation is now underway for my next solo exhibition in 2022. Titled "Surreal to the Sea" the exhibition will explore natural, urban, industrial and coastal landscapes from the the west to the eastern Australian coast.
Please visit the Exhibition News page for details of future exhibitions.
I am currently exploring a number of new directions including surrealism, post impressionism and urban modernism. My recent work "The 3 Towers" is a surrealist interpretation of the famous "Three Sisters" at Echo Point, NSW.
I'm also inspired by the beauty of industrial "sculpture" and the skills we've lost in Australia.
Another subject being "little houses" and a another being "abstract landscapes" which promises to be both whimsical and meaningful, as well as fun.
Please check the Exhibition News section of my website for more information.
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I describe my style as "contemporary impressionism". I love the magic of the watercolour medium and that which can be rendered when brush, water and pigment combine (example above).
Lately I've been painting in acrylic and exploring a larger scale of artwork.
After honing my craft for many years I now want to create art that touches the soul and inspires joy. I cannot help but see life as a composition. Every turn of the road becomes a landscape to be painted, every day a journey of constant composition.
They say growing up in a home surrounded by music makes musicians. Growing up surrounded by three generations of art has made me an artist...eventually.
After spending 30 years in the corporate world I have now come full circle to where I began life as an artist. My great grandfather, Francis Prout Mahony (self portrait in profile) was a prominent painter of the Heidelberg School era, a famous painter of horses, portraits, book illustrator and political cartoonist for The Bulletin.
My grandfather, Francis (Will) Mahony (self portrait front on) was a renowned landscape artist, art teacher, political cartoonist and jazz musician. ”Puppa” gave me the most wonderful education in art, jazz and fine red wine.
My mother, Gael O’Bree (nee Mahony) was a journalist, editor, miniaturist, still life and landscape artist. Each generation inspired the next and Frank's work hangs in the NSW and National Art Galleries as well as our family home.
My family's art has a distinctly impressionistic style.
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism are the styles which have influenced me most. I love Monet’s light, van Gogh’s earthy emotion and McCubbin and Streeton’s ability to capture the harsh natural Australian beauty.
Vincent van Gogh’s work has inspired me most. I adore his arbitrary brushwork and his strikingly brave use of colour (why can’t mountains be purple?). His depiction of ordinary people going about their work in a way that captures their stoic dignity is heartwarming.
Monet’s use of light is breathtaking and has always held a fascination for me with his gentle and subtle use of colour, bending light to his will in order to explore the beautiful.
Renoir’s “Boating Party” is such a piece of languid joy that it inspires one to step into the painting and onto the boat, to take up a glass of wine, pop on a straw hat and sing along with the group of friends.
I love the magic of the watercolour medium and what can be rendered when brush, water and pigment combine.
Come visit my ink and pencil gallery where I started my artistic journey under my Puppa’s tutelage with some pieces dating from the ’70’s, through to recent works.
I paint either en plein air or in my studio having photographed the location and also find photography rewarding. My photographs are often the starting point for my landscapes. I have taken a number of commissions starting with photographs supplied to me or selected from my collection.
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