My painting views Fremantle from the sky. An abstract geographic road map of things and places that stand out to me when I slowly walk along the historical streets. For me a place is home when you walk down the road and bump into mates. Fremantle has always been that for me and has engrained it’s friendly, cosmopolitan personality upon me.
The things I find beautiful about Fremantle is the link to the past throughout the West End. Like travelling through old towns in Europe, Fremantle opens its century old stories with every step. With age comes decay and layers of texture and wear. Yet there’s also been a deserving turn of the tide where investment, restoration, repurpose, reinvigoration and pride has our working port growing into a modern, progressive city.
It’s an exciting time, an exciting time to be a Fremantle artist and it’s a great place to have a beer and watch the footy!
"Harbourside of thereabouts" 2017
Mixed media on canvas
90cm x 120cm
Commission for Kings Square redevelopment / Sirona Capital