Today I took Ella and a friend to the Tweed River Art Gallery and I just had to share a few images with you from one of the exhibitions that opened today: Sea Gardens by Ken Done.
In the words of the artist:
"Since I had my first mask and snorkel as a very young boy, I've been fascinated by the things that live and grow under the sea.
"It's such a joy to experience diving on a new reef somewhere in Australia or the Pacific - or visiting again a familiar coral head. Shimmering, darting, glowing, flickering fish; crusty, craggy, dotted, spotted coral. Underwater gardens teeming with life. Another world of constant inspiration."
The man knows colour like nobody's business and the new work on display is just beautiful. Perfect viewing for these hot summer days. The exhibition runs until Sunday, 3 March, 2013.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Stay cool!
1. Ken Done; Sea gardens 2011; oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas; 152.5 x 122.0cm.
2. Ken Done; Studio reef 2012; oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas; 183 x 152cm.
3. Ken Done; Viridian sea garden 2011; oil, synthetic polymer paint and oil crayon on Belgian linen; 183 x 152cm.
images: Tweed River Art Gallery