Exhibitions    Australian Galleries 16

04.10.16 to 23.10.16

Landscape and Still Life

My recent landscapes and still lifes revisit classical genres I first explored in the 1980s. Working within the confines of these, at times clichéd idioms, I have set myself a challenge to create a depth and freshness and a contemporary relevance.

I painted those places that have moved and inspired me: the NSW south coast, the wild seas and stretches of beach near Falmouth on the Tasmanian east coast, winter forests in the mountains in Kyushu, Japan.

Composing and painting still lifes is a process of quiet contemplation that has been part of my practice for 40 years. Using familiar bowls and pieces of cloth collected on my travels over the years I arrange and rearrange objects, shifting my angle of view and source of light. Always attempting to produce something elegant and profound in its ordinariness.

Thornton Walker 2016

'Through the Trees, '16' by Thornton Walker

'Through the Trees, '16'  2016

oil on canvas

150 x 190 cm

'Logs in a Forest' by Thornton Walker

'Logs in a Forest'  2016

oil on canvas

200 x 200 cm

'Logs in a Forest (Study)' by Thornton Walker

'Logs in a Forest (Study)'  2016

oil on panel

73.3 x 60.7 cm

'Towards the Beach, Sunset' by Thornton Walker

'Towards the Beach, Sunset'  2016

oil on canvas

95 x 110 cm

'Pine Grove and Sea' by Thornton Walker

'Pine Grove and Sea'  2015

oil on canvas

73.2 x 54 cm

'The Island' by Thornton Walker

'The Island'  2016

oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

'Headland, Early Evening' by Thornton Walker

'Headland, Early Evening'  2015

oil on canvas

85 x 70 cm

'Breaking Waves' by Thornton Walker

'Breaking Waves'  2016

oil on canvas

120 x 150 cm

'Full Moon, Falmouth, II' by Thornton Walker

'Full Moon, Falmouth, II'  2016

oil on canvas

70 x 85 cm

'Full Moon, Falmouth' by Thornton Walker

'Full Moon, Falmouth'  2016

oil on canvas

70 x 85 cm

'Breaking Wave' by Thornton Walker

'Breaking Wave'  2016

oil on panel

70 x 90 cm

'Tracks in the Snow' by Thornton Walker

'Tracks in the Snow'  2016

oil on canvas

95 x 110 cm

'Pale Still Life' by Thornton Walker

'Pale Still Life'  2016

oil on canvas

76.2 x 66 cm

'Still Life, Lemons' by Thornton Walker

'Still Life, Lemons'  2016

oil on canvas

35.4 x 30.3 cm

'Still Life, Platter' by Thornton Walker

'Still Life, Platter'  2016

oil on canvas

45.7 x 40.7 cm

'White Jug with Lemons' by Thornton Walker

'White Jug with Lemons'  2016

oil on panel

40 x 35 cm

'White Jug with Pear' by Thornton Walker

'White Jug with Pear'  2016

oil on panel

40 x 35 cm

'Three Objects on a Dark Ground, II' by Thornton Walker

'Three Objects on a Dark Ground, II'  2016

oil on panel

40 x 35 cm

'Bowl and Orange with Ginger Jar' by Thornton Walker

'Bowl and Orange with Ginger Jar'  2015

watercolour and gouache

31 x 25 cm

'Bowl and Cumquat with Ginger Jar' by Thornton Walker

'Bowl and Cumquat with Ginger Jar'  2015

watercolour and gouache

32 x 35 cm

'Vignette with Papaya and Guava' by Thornton Walker

'Vignette with Papaya and Guava'  2015

watercolour and gouache

30 x 24 cm

'Three Objects on a Dark Ground, III' by Thornton Walker

'Three Objects on a Dark Ground, III'  2016

oil on panel

40 x 35 cm

'Lemons with Reflection' by Thornton Walker

'Lemons with Reflection'  2016

oil on panel

40 x 35 cm

'Three Pears and Cloth' by Thornton Walker

'Three Pears and Cloth'  2016

oil on canvas

46 x 41 cm

'Cloth on Table' by Thornton Walker

'Cloth on Table'  2016

oil on canvas

30 x 35 cm

'Arrangement on a Cloth, I' by Thornton Walker

'Arrangement on a Cloth, I'  2015

watercolour and gouache

57 x 46.5 cm

'Lemon Blossom, I' by Thornton Walker

'Lemon Blossom, I'  2016

watercolour and gouache

32 x 25 cm

'Lemon Blossom, II' by Thornton Walker

'Lemon Blossom, II'  2016

watercolour and gouache

32 x 25 cm

'Two Persimmons with Bowl' by

'Two Persimmons with Bowl'  2006

watercolour & gouache

28.5 x 20 cm