Oil on canvas
61 x 81 cm
About my painted portraits I have said: Every portrait is a self-portrait. Not literally on the outside, but they all are separate parts of my character. To be more specific; a magnified version of a piece of my character. Just like an actor digs up something out of the dark corners of his own personality to play a convincing role.
Maybe the meaning of the landscapes is not very different. In fact the trees are performing a role or character too. In this case the hiding tree is curious towards the flaunting one in the sunlight, but too withdrawn to join in.
After living in Maitland for a couple of months, I suddenly realized that a ‘detail’ of a painting I made a few years ago … was life sized visible, right around the corner of my house. Do you see it too?