Sassafras Creek Food and Design recently and enthusiastically invited established local artist, John Rice to present a solo exhibition of his recent landscape and scenic paintings. John Rice is an energetic outdoor painter who works almost exclusively in oils and is stimulated by the strong light of the Australian landscape.
Upon invitation John was particularly inspired by the prospect of responding to the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts and expanding on his visual navigation of these locals to The Central West. He enjoys painting the landscape from life, “en plein air”, and engages in regular painting trips to country locations. John lives in the village of Mulgoa on the western fringes of Sydney which provides a lot for an artist to digest both aesthetically and culturally as a central location for the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Sydney.
John will present works from these various locals in his first exhibition with Sassafras Creek Food & Design, in the picturesque Kurrajong Village, off Bells Line of Road in Hawkesbury, New South Wales. His show, aptly named ‘Sunlight and Shadow’ will be open for viewing between, 8th May to 19th June, 2015 and will be officially opened by the artist himself 17th May 2015 so come along to meet John between 3 and 5pm at this inaugural event.
The restaurant is open Tuesday to Thursday 9-4, Friday Saturday Sunday 9-5, Friday and Saturday nights – Dinner from 6.30. As this exhibition features local leisure spots in scenes such as ‘Bathers in the Grose River’, this solo show will no doubt be well received indeed.
John has won many awards for his artworks and has held eleven very successful solo exhibitions and numerous joint exhibitions. He has works in private collections throughout Australia and abroad and is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society. John has almost forty years teaching experience and conducts regular workshops and demonstrations at his studio and for local art societies.
Examples of John’s work can be seen at: http://www.johnricegallery.bigcartel.com
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