Mark Dober: After the Rain

Mark's distinctive paintings reflect his unique perspective and understanding of the landscape. As a plein-air artist his art practice takes him ‘on location’, painting directly from the landscape. The tradition of plein-air painting is steeped in art history, and was epitomized by the Impressionists during the late 19th century.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 14 June 2011 to Saturday 02 July 2011

After the Rain image Butterflies in the landscape image In the olive grove image Olive grove (autumn) image Olive grove (with black cat) image Olive grove (with ploughed paddock) image Olive tree image Olive tree with flowering bush image Spring flowers after the rain (olive grove) image

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Describing his work, Mark says “I make my work on location in the landscape. I seek to paint with directness and immediacy. I hope to convey a sense of engagement – a feeling of being there at a particular place at a particular time. Colour is a subject of abiding interest to me: it can help to convey the vitality of nature; serve to clarify spatial relationships; it may even set up a kind of vibration and energy… For me, colour has an intrinsic beauty of its own…”

In 2005, Mark received his PhD in Fine Art (Painting), alongside being awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal. He has been a finalist in numerous art awards, most notably, the Fletcher Jones Art Prize (2010), the John Leslie Art Prize, (2006, 2008), the John Glover Art Prize (2008), the Fleurieu Prize (2004), and the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Print and Drawing Award (2010).

His work has been extensively reviewed in the press throughout the past decade, and his own writings have been prolific and well documented. More recently he considered the work of David Hockney and Rick Amor, and most recently, he reviewed Robert Nelson’s The Visual Language of Painting: An aesthetic analysis of representational technique, (Art Monthly, May 2011).

Mark’s work is held in collections, both private and corporate, throughout Australia.

For all enquiries including further images and/or a copy of the artist’s CV, please contact Catherine Asquith Gallery, (03) 9417 2828 or email