Ross Skinner - New paintings

Solo Exhibition of paintings and watercolours

Solo Exhibition. Ross Skinner is the recent winner of the 2014 Open Award of the Glebe Art Prize, as well as The 2009 Glebe Sesquicentennial Painting Prize &shortlisted in the 2014 Moran Portrait Prize Competition. Plein air landscapes around Rodd Point & exquisite still life paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolours, demonstrate the incredible talent of this emerging local Sydney Artist.

Art Exhibition previously on at Artsite Gallery in Newtown precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 04 October 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014
Launch Sunday 12 October 2014, 3pm

Late Autumn Morning image

Published by Artsite on Friday 03 October 2014.
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Ross Skinner, won the 2014 Open Award of the Glebe Art Prize, as well as The 2009 Glebe Sesquicentennial Painting Prize and regularly receives Highly Commended, Judges and People’s Choice Awards for his paintings, watercolours, and drawings.

His work is regularly selected as a finalist in many awards including the 2014, 2013, NSW Parliamentary “Plein air” prize, The Kogarah Art Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize, to name a few, and this year his self portrait has been shortlisted in the 2014 Moran Portrait Prize Exhibition.
Working around Sydney’s harbour foreshores surrounding Rodd Island and looking through the Iron Cove Bridge towards Birkenhead Point and the Harbour beyond, Ross Skinner works “en plein air” with watercolour on paper and oil on canvas. Studying the changing temperment of the seasonal light and completing works around the Cove directly capturing the atmosphere and changing cloud patterns over the water towards Rodd Island and beyond.

On his still life paintings and watercolours, Ross comments:

“Here is a subject I can study at night, when the noise and distractions of the day can be left behind, a subject that can be considered repeatedly.
I have tried to put down (on canvas and paper) that which strikes me, …the fall of light and shadow, …the arrangement of objects, …a resonant colour note, in such a way as to reward continued contemplation, enriching our experience of the everyday and perhaps following in the footsteps of disparate, but to me, important artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Clarice Beckett and Frank Auerbach, who have worked from their own immediate environments.” (Ross Skinner 2014)

This is Ross Skinner’s second solo exhibition at Artsite Gallery.

Preview from Saturday 4th October 11am.

Official Opening by Katrina Cashman, Assistant Director/Senior Curator Mosman Regional Gallery, on Sunday 12th October 3pm.


Artsite Gallery
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown, Sydney
Wednesdays – Sunday 11am – 5pm