Ann Thomson, Rough with Age, 2010. Acrylic and collage on linen, 166x82 cm.
Image reproduced from Charles Nodrum Gallery Website.
Showing at Charles Nodrum Gallery until June 5, was an exhibition by lyrical abstract painter, Ann Thomson. The landscape has been a consistent reference in Thomson's paintings. Rough with Age, 2010, is an appropriate title for a work about the Australian landscape. Haggard and formed by time, much of Australia is a place for good boots and steady feet. Her technique, with paint falling as it does, without fuss, is as reflective of the Australian landscape, as the imagery in her painting.
Ann Thomson was born in Brisbane in 1933. Thomson has had a long and distinguished career. Highlights include winning both the John McGaughey Art Award, 1986, Art Gallery of NSW, and the Wynne Prize (Australian landscape painting), 1998, also held at the Art Gallery of NSW. Thomson is represented in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and Parliament House, Canberra. For more information please refer to the gallery website.