See the works of Dave Groom – a fourth generation artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland region – and notice how he draws inspiration from his surrounding landscape. Observe how he executes subtle shifts in form and colour.
Dave Groom currently lives and works in a studio bordering Lamington National Park. His stunningly executed works demonstrate powerful draughtsmanship. These will be displayed along with his dreamlike and brightly coloured paintings of the Gold Coast Hinterland at the Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Groom has been known to work in the style of an old master but with a modern twist.
According to Groom: “The way I work these days tends to be a process of looking at the shapes, textures and atmosphere of the natural landscape and then creating drawings that combine these elements, producing images with a surreal quality. I then use these drawings as study pieces for larger oil paintings. For me it is a rewarding process because the drawings are concerned purely with line and tone, so there is great freedom in creating work with depth and atmosphere. I then have a blueprint to create paintings that are also about depth and atmosphere, but have the added presence of colour and texture.”
If you want to see Dave Groom’s paintings up close and personal, head to the Foyer Gallery of the Art Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall, QLD 4217 from August 17 to September 15, 2013. Entrance is free. The venue is a quick drive and walk from our Gold Coast Family Accommodation.
For more information, call (07) 5581 6500 or go to http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/.
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