Peter Sharp

How to paint trees
Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street

Peter Sharp installation image.

Night Eucalypt, 2016 oil and acrylic on linen 153 x 130 cm. 

Sepal, 2018 oil and acrylic on linen 46 x 35 cm.

‘For the body of work presented here, the subject of his interrogation are the trees of Fowlers Gap, an arid zone at the edge of the Strzelecki desert in far western New South Wales, a site he has visited many times over the years. While some would be tempted to render this landscape in its entirety, Sharp’s is an intimate approach, concerned with the minutia, foregoing the whole for the sum of its parts.’
Excerpt exhibition essay Michelle Cawthorn, June 2018