“I like to paint places I think I know, discovering something essential, strange and new, via the slow nature of painting. I am drawn to the way bays define Sydney, historically, topographically and in the imagination, acting as a kind of ‘mood ring’ for the city.”
– David Whitworth
This beguiling body of work is inspired by a book – ‘Falling Awake’, that’s lived on David’s bedside table for many years. He loves the way author, Alice Oswald’s words describe her relationship with the natural world, born of close observation and engagement over time. The rhythm of familiar places that are known by walking repeatedly, which become new again by looking and noticing the day-to-day transformations and seasonal changes.