Saturday 15th July, 2pm.
Landscape artist Jeff Makin returns to Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane as he celebrates his 80th birthday and 60 years of painting.
Jeff Makin’s artwork has long explored the picturesque and the sublime in nature, anchored specifically by the Australian landscape.
Makin has travelled extensively around Australia throughout his long career, in search of those intangible qualities that form the essence of the land.
In his latest exhibition Jeff Makin reflects on his travels to Central Australia, capturing the colour and vibrancy of the earthy red centre. Dramatic, bold landscape paintings reflecting on the vastness and spirit of the land.
Painted over the last 30 years the exhibition includes paintings which have not been viewed outside of his studio, as well as some recent works reflecting on his memories of travels to the Australian outback.
Jeff Makin is one of Australia’s leading landscape artists and one of the few surviving artists from a close cohort of painters including Fred Williams and John Olsen.
Alongside his artistic career, Makin has held numerous senior academic appointments and influenced many of the next generation of landscape painters.
Makin is represented in numerous national, state and most regional and corporate collections in Australia. He has won the Tattersalls Art Prize in Brisbane and has also a finalist on numerous occasions.
The exhibition is showing from 11 – 22 July 2023 at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
An opening event celebrating the artists long standing artistic career will be held on Saturday 15th July at 2pm, with Jeff Makin in attendance.
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