Artist’s Statement

I am Geof Pearce.
My paintings reflect my passion for the alluring light of the Australian landscapes.

The consequence of the light on the stunning landscapes of Australia has often fascinated me, but always with a strong desire to express this passion in my painting as an enduring connection with this wonderful land.

However, those who engage in observing my paintings will probably leave from where they are exhibited…each I trust, with something quite different. Nonetheless there should be no doubt about my passion for this captivating and mesmerising country.

The beauty and wealth of colour, tone and line, the choice of aspect and view, the intensity of light and shadow, the exquisiteness of the time of day….all have led me to be fascinated with what observers may or may not see…clearly always different, but I am sure each painting will cause a unique response.

My compositions are not planned in any formal way. I paint what I see from the lens of the camera. However, I seem unable to separate the importance of composition from the importance of light and colour whilst the perceived abstract nature of some of my paintings can cause a much different response.

I prefer to approach my painting as an ‘exciting act of discovery’. For me it becomes a physical journey through each landscape with the brushes, resulting in paintings that I believe reflect the pleasure I gain from the paint and the impact of the brush on the canvas.

The thorough enjoyment I have experienced as I paint our ever-changing and mesmerising landscapes is one that I would like you to also enjoy.

My Work

My work which ranges in size from 76cms x 76cms to 120cms x 76cms has been purchased by people from all over Australia and has been regularly exhibited at Leonards Mill Gallery at Second Valley on the Fleurieu Peninsula and soon to be exhibited at Bremerton Wines Gallery at Langhorn Creek on the Bremer River flood plain.

Each piece of my work often takes more than one hundred hours to complete…the price of the paintings is not determined through an hourly rate but rather by me providing for people a painting or paintings that they are interested in and prepared to invest in.

The medium I use is acrylic on hard board or unframed linen and canvas and I work from the many photographs I have taken to provide a basic reference for the painting.

This website provides for you an opportunity to see what I paint and I trust, gain the same enjoyment from those paintings as I have enjoyed painting them.

Please refer to the Portfolio page to view my work.
You’re then able to see the paintings I currently have for sale, by selecting the For Sale category.

I am happy for you to make payment for my work either through the gallery where my work is being exhibited or directly through me at my home (those details can be found on this website).

I do think it’s valuable for you to view my paintings at the galleries where my work is being exhibited as a painting can often look quite different on the website from the way it may appear on a wall in front of you…. it can be very difficult to determine the size of a painting just from the website images as all paintings can appear to be very similar in size.

The Artist’s Exhibition List:

2007 – Exhibited at ‘The Railway Gallery’ Strathalbyn SA;
2011 – Exhibited at Glenelg Fine Arts Galley;
2010/11 – Group Exhibition – Victor Harbor Art Exhibition;
2011/2012 – Exhibited at Leonards Mill Second Valley SA;
2013 – April – Group Exhibition – Leafy Sea Dragon Festival – Leonards Mill, Second Valley;
2015 – April – Group Exhibition – Festival Fleurieu – Leonards Mill, Second Valley;
2016 – September/October – Solo Exhibition – Bremerton Gallery, Langhorne Creek SA.
2016 – November/December – Solo Exhibition at ‘By Blackbird’ – King William Rd, Goodwood SA.
2018 – 2019 – Public Grind Café – Highett Road Highett Victoria.
2019 – September to November – Expressions Gallery – High Street Armadale Victoria.
2019 – Group Exhibition – Bayside Art Exhibition – Sandringham Yacht Club Victoria.
2019 – November and December – Without Pier Gallery – Bay Road Cheltenham Victoria.

I will gladly discuss completing landscape works for you on commission…. simply point out the location! Contact Me