Ken Strong ‘Spectacle of the Harbour’
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January 4 - 28
You are invited to join us for the opening of this truly spectacular exhibition
at Gloucester Gallery , 25 Denison St Saturday 6th January 5.30 – 7.30pm – all welcome.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 4th January until Sunday 28th January 2018.
Ken was born in Brisbane in 1960 and is currently living in a beautiful rural setting at Hannam Vale on the North Coast of NSW. He has been painting for over 35 years and has a strong following for his work both Nationally and Internationally, painting exclusively using the oil medium. He has participated in over 56 exhibitions over this period including 31 solo, and has been a regular contributor to Australian and International Artist Magazines.
“I have been painting Sydney harbour and surrounds for over 30 years, and it never ceases to inspire. From the impact on the grand scale to the hidden spaces buried in small inlets and coves, every turn provides another opportunity. The boats are the main drawcard, sitting deep in the dark waters or dancing on the surface, colours, shapes, movement and every sense affected by their presence and action. Every shape and size, 50,000 tons to that you can pick up with one hand. Those that sail, and steam, wallow and glide, all blending and bending in the environment at hand, and creating the heart of activity in the valleys, bays and open expanses of water.”
Works are currently held in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, The United States of America and Canada following exhibitions held in these locations over the past 19 years. Further commissions have resulted from these exhibitions.
Substantial bodies of works have been completed on locations in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Italy, and featured in exhibitions in Australia and overseas. A particular focus on Cornwall with its dramatic and soulful coastline, Northern Scotland amongst the mountains and loch’s, Amsterdam with its magnificent waterways and watercraft, beautiful Tuscany and of course Venice have featured in these exhibitions.
A series of works based on American institutions including the Whitehouse, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson memorial, the Washington Monument are currently hanging in major corporate institutions in Washington DC.
Works are currently held at
Cooks Hill Gallery – 67 Bull Street Newcastle
Red Hill Gallery – Musgrave Road, Brisbane
Wentworth Art Galleries – Phillip Street, Sydney