David K Wiggs – “Purple swimsuit and Lifesaver races- Freshwater-Plein air”

Starting bid: $800.00

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I painted this painting at a place I have been working at since the early 2000s.Freshwater beach is a beautiful swimming beach and is where a lot of children first learn to surf. People come from many different places because of its relative safety. With good safe sandbanks. I spent many days of my childhood there. I paint from a rock ledge above the beach that allows me privacy. I love to paint the crowd and how it moves as one organism like a school of fish or other animals that mass together. A mass of people and colour moving with the surf. The conditions are constantly changing and there is always something happening. Beauty and drama. Joy and fear. The beach is a place of great beauty and fun but there is always danger. In this painting I have painted the crowd and a Lifesaver swimming race on a March Saturday.

Medium: Oil on oil paper

Dimensions: 75 x 85cm

This piece is framed.

RRP: $1,800

Item condition: New

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Auction ends: 31/05/2018 9:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Starting bid: $800.00

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David is a Sydney based artist with a studio in Brookvale. He studied art at Seaforth TAFE Art college. Completing a diploma in Fine art. Majoring in painting and a post graduate certificate in drawing. He is also a Horticulturist. Completing his studies at Ryde School of Horticulture.

David has grown up around Sydney’s Harbour and beaches. Surfing and exploring the natural beauty of his home and surrounding coast and country. Most of his painting and drawing is done in the landscape or Plein air. “It seems like a natural progression as an artist to paint and produce work in the landscape given that that is where I have always spent my time “Painting on site at the beaches, the harbour, the bush and out in the country. The work is a response to the subject before him. In the moment. The movement of the water, the energy, colour and theatre of the beach. The bridge, the harbour, the silence and power of the land and bush. The animals and the zoo.

“When you connect with the subject and bypass thought, painting is a special thing. It gets you closer”

Website: www.dwiggsart.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/wiggs6114

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