Australian contemporary painter Scott Petrie is back in the country, and will open his first solo exhibition, Beyond, at the RTIST Gallery in Melbourne from 10 September.
His first Australian exhibition since returning from Singapore, where he was based for the last three years, Beyond will include 12 artworks inspired by nature that feature a soft and subtle palette of pinks and blues as well as the more earthy greens.
“Beyond is about reflecting upon and looking for more than what your eyes can see,” explains Scott.“It’s about noticing your senses, feelings and the depth of these artworks, which have been influenced by my surrounds in recent times. I always look to nature, the sea, the sky and all that is around us. The peace, energy and strength of, for example a stunning ocean or expansive national parkland, is an experience I want viewers to get from these paintings.”
With a style that creates a depth and tone that changes with the light of the day, Scott hopes these vivid but subtle coloured works will stir up new emotions in his audience. “I want my artworks to tell others about my journey but also to have meaning for those who view my paintings,” says Scott. “I feel so very fortunate to be surrounded a lot by nature, which for most artists is the start and end point for inspiration.”
A favourite artist of ours and many interior designers, you may recognise Scott’s work thanks to Greg Natale often featuring it in his projects. Scott’s original paintings start at $2,800 at 50 x 50 cm size, up to $7,200 for larger paintings more than a metre square.
Beyond is on from 10 September until 1 October at RTIST Gallery. For more information visit Scott’s website here or RTIST Gallery’s here.