Opening Night Friday 19th 6-8pm
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Growing up next to a national park there were always birds around. My grandfather used to feed the lorikeets on his back porch. They would climb all over us squawking for their food. White cockatoos flocked to the pecan nut tree in our yard, ripping off whole branches and dropping them haughtily on the ground while laughing the whole time.
Budgies, kookaburras, magpies, chooks were all a part of my childhood and each bird had different traits and temperaments.
In this Exhibition I have tried to capture the unique personalities of each bird by painting them in a formal portrait style.
Moving from Sydney to Mudgee five years ago was very influential in my art. The landscapes I have painted here aim to capture the feeling of the area rather than a true representation of what it looks like. The hills and vineyards surrounding the Mudgee area are a constant source of inspiration, while the pace of life allows time to take it all in and paint...
Charles Smith lives and paints in Mudgee, NSW. Charles has been drawing and painting since school but running a bespoke furniture making business in Sydney restricted his art to a hobby. After moving west from Sydney, Charles took up painting full-time in 2016.