Opening Night Thursday April 27th 2017 6-8pm
Contact Madi for full exhibition catalogue: 0263691694 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cows are inquisitive and funny creatures and make fabulous subjects to paint. There is something about cows that we all love, and through close observation we can see their character and comedic ways showing through.
I grew up in the South West of England and our house was surrounded by fields of milking cows. I remember when I was younger being chased and then bailed up against a tree by about 20 cows, all just wanting to know what I was doing. Now I live in Sydney, I’m lucky enough to spend every holiday with the kids at our family farm up in the Northern Tablelands where we run around 700 head of cattle. Walking the dogs around the property we are often followed by groups of curious cattle, their gentle nurturing nature obvious to see.
When painting these subjects I like to use my customary palette of black and white to graphically capture the many types of cattle, and composition is also very important for highlighting their curiosity and inquisitive natures.
I would like my cows to be viewed with humour and light heartedness, as that is what I feel cows bring to us when we watch them.