Armed with her favourite palette knife which she’s used for the last 10 years, Amanda Penrose Hart dynamically captures the landscape in paint both en plein air and in her studio.
She won the Gallipoli Art Prize this year with her painting ‘The Sphinx, Perpetual Peace’ and her upcoming show at King Street Gallery on William in Sydney will be her 25th solo show. She has won and been shortlisted in other art awards and her portraits have been recognised in the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Salon des Refusés on numerous occasions.
Over the years Hart has depicted countless landscapes. From the coastal vistas of Moonee Beach in northern NSW and Bruny island in Tasmania, to the drier landscapes of Fowler’s Gap, Hill End and Sofala, Hart captures the landscape with a sweep of paint which captures the mood of her surroundings.
She’s also been involved in projects with other well known Australian painters, travelling to historic sites including Anzac Cove in Turkey and the Western Front in France, returning home with plein air paintings and ideas for new works.
In this episode Hart talks about how she got started, those painting trips, commissions and how to get bugs off oil paintings as well as lots more – all with a wonderfully dry sense of humour!
A short video will also be posted on YouTube in the next two weeks where Hart shows Maria Stoljar some of her beautiful work.
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Current and upcoming events
- ‘New Paintings’, ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore, 30 August 2017
- ‘High Tide’, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, 12 September 2017
Links to things and people we talk about on the show
- Amanda Penrose Hart at King Street Gallery on William
- Amanda Penrose Hart on Instagram
- Robert Linnegar
- Elisabeth Cummings at King Street Gallery on William
- Wendy Sharpe at King Street Gallery on William
- Peter Anderson
- ‘Your Friend the Enemy’ – Gallipoli project (Artist Profile Magazine)
- Preview of documentary ‘Your Friend the Enemy’ produced and filmed by Bruce Inglis (Vimeo)
- Brad Manera, historian
- Roderick ‘Roddy’ Meagher AO QC
- Luke Sciberras
- Alan Jones