Thursday, December 13, 2007

Makin, an Australian landscape artist

'Cradle Mountain, Tasmania' 2004
Multi Plate Etching
Edition: 8/60
323 x 665 mm
$2020 (unframed $1800)

from w
In Geelong there's a lovely exhibition of Jeffrey Makin's landscapes. Here is a sample and information about it. I like the way he simplifies shapes and makes it all work just by using marks on the paper. Unfortunately it closes tomorrow!
Landscape Sublime: Works by Jeffrey Makin
Jeffrey Makin is recognized as one of Australia's leading landscape painters. His paintings are usually associated with the massive, the sublime and the heroic, reflecting a love of drawing and the expression of a direct response to landscape. Makin continues the plein air painting tradition established by Melbourne's Heidelberg School, and his work carries the influence of mentors like John Passmore, Godfrey Miller and later Fred Williams, with whom he often painted in the 70's. Makin is represented in the Australian National Gallery Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, state galleries and most regional and corporate collections in Australia. Signed copies of the hard cover book, Australia Felix: Landscapes by Jeffrey Makin will also be available at the gallery.

Dates: To 14 December 2007
10.30am to 4pm Saturday
Venue: Little Malop Gallery, 101 Little Malop Street, Geelong



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