This artwork is a limited edition print of the “Bells Beach No.1” original artwork.
The Bells Beach series is the follow up to the Point Addis series of the same style earlier this year. Inspired by the iconic surf beach within Wathaurong Country.
Something I felt stood out in the Point Addis series was how challenging it was to paint a surf beach in my style. The clean lines in the waves took me out of my comfort zone as coastlines such as the 12 Apostles series are more turbulent. For me in my practice I wanted to take myself further outside my comfort zone and practice this type of water and chose the close by and beautiful Bells Beach. Each artwork is inspired by images and perspectives taken all across this coastline. I narrowed it down to these perspectives captured by local talent Linda Gorfol.
I also recently completed a commission artwork, “Barwon Heads”, where we lighten the water in colour, adding a turquoise which I was a huge fan of. I wanted to incorporate it into my next series, that being Bells Beach. It’s added a depth to the ocean and I hope you enjoy it too.
I often allow my artworks to take the lead when it comes to colour palette. I come in with a general idea and go to what I’m drawn to at the time. I feel the colours are richer with more yellow/gold and burgandy, deep magentas and chocolate brown tones compared to my previous works. I adore how these colours bring the greens and blues to life in this series.