On Friday 12 May, Red Hill Gallery will open its doors to ‘Limitless’ the latest exhibition by Todd Whisson. For Whisson, painting is in his blood. Son of esteemed artist Eric Whisson, this Brisbane artist gave up his job as a professional framer in 2003 and turned his talents to the canvas fulltime. In recent years Whisson has also taken up formal study in the arts and his style has since evolved.
Whisson recently commented on his latest exhibition ‘Limitless’ stating: “this work positions me from realist art to conceptual art in order to examine expressive values. With this exhibition, I have been particularly focused on painting from life hypnotic objects sporadically captured in a fleeting moment of time. I feel a certain impulse to paint what I see, yet incensed enough not to replicate the painterly image values before me, but authenticate my experience.”
His recent work has developed markedly, taking an abstract approach which continues to reflect his skill in traditional techniques yet has enabled him to communicate more than a visual representation, and has elevated his passion and vision to another level of skill and perception.
Whisson applies a “en plein air’ style of painting to the spectacular coastal and landscape scenes of Queensland. His ability to balance light with shadow captures the ambience of the Australian Landscape.
“As an artist for 28 years, sharing my knowledge and experience with others is an extremely gratifying part of my journey.” Todd Whisson
Limitless is exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road from 12 May to 4 June 2017.
Sales commence prior to opening and the exhibition will finish on Sunday 4 June 2017. For further information about the gallery and its represented artists, please visit redhillgallery.com.au
Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is open seven days.