Artist Statement

David Green’s preoccupation is with the landscapes he travels through, from the sub-alpine areas of Tasmania where he has hiked extensively, to the streets of Fremantle where he lives and works. Green's paintings, as well as being about place, are also profoundly about paint. His beautifully worked surfaces are just as much about paint marks which render his works understated, mysterious, ineffable, sublime, and as timeless as the “landscapes, endless horizons and the subtle shifts of light at the start and end of the day,” which he says inspires his work.

 

He has honed his skills in the use of a narrow range of colours and subject matter until he has achieved an extraordinary level of rendering alive and ethereal. His delicate brushwork, soft blending and expressive mark making bring the canvas to life. Through his manipulation of paint he creates powerful moods which convey emotions of fragility, frailty, melancholy and simultaneously majesty and grandeur; in a way which can make us feel humble, grateful and profoundly and deeply meditative. 

 

There is an underlying spirituality to Green's work which calls us to recognise the gentle and humble as well as the grand. The beautiful mists and clouds, rivers and lakes, and mountains and forests Green remembers are rendered into powerful messages about nature and all that nature represents. 

 

Exhibitions

 

Between the days - November 2021 - Laneway Artspace Bayswater

Waverley Woollahra 9 x 5 Landscape Prize - December 2020 - Waverly Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW

Fine Art @ Hale - 7th August - 9th August, 2020 - Hale School Wembley Downs

Waverley Woollahra 9 x 5 Landscape Prize - 12th December – 16th December 2019 -Waverly Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW

Salon Selection - Royal Show Art Prize - 28th September - 5 October 2019 - Perth Royal Show

Melville City Art Award - 13th September - 22 September 2019 - Melville City Council Offices

Fine Art @ Hale  - 2nd August  - 4 August 2019 - Hale School Wembley Downs

Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition  - 10 - 19 May, 2019 - Holmes à Court Gallery, West Perth

Group Exhibition: "Small works"  - 3 - 14 August, 2018 - Early works Gallery, South Fremantle

Fine Art @ Hale  - 27 - 29 July, 2018 - Hale School Wembley Downs

Group Exhibition: "In Conversation" - 12 - 30 April, 2018 - Paper Bird Gallery, Fremantle

Group Exhibition: "Sunlit Scenes" - 22 - 27 September, 2017 - Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle

Fine Art @ Hale  - 28 - 30 July, 2017 - Hale School Wembley Downs

Individual Exhibition: "Tasmanian Highlands - Recollections" - 16 - 29 September 2016 - David Giles Art Gallery, Fremantle

 

Awards

 

Finalist - Waverley Woollahra 9 x 5 Landscape Prize 2020

 

Finalist - Waverley Woollahra 9 x 5 Landscape Prize 2019

 

Painting Prize - Melville City Art Award 2019 

 

Highly Commended - Melville City Art Award 2000