Pier to Point
FAC - Curved Wall Gallery
Thursday 15 August to Saturday 5 October
M-F 9-5 Sat 9-2 + during FAC theatre performances | Free Entry
Steve Salo’s paintings for Pier to Point explore the coastlines from bayside Sorrento to Point Nepean around to the ocean beaches on Bass Strait, adding to the long tradition of artists inspired by the Mornington Peninsula.
“For a painter interested in portraying feelings evoked by being in a place, the peninsula encompasses every emotion and the constant rethinking of colour, tone and brushstrokes. Detail and softness for the gentle, abstraction for the mysterious, sweeping and wild strokes in the presence of time eternal.
Many works were painted en plein air during an artist's residency at Police Point in Portsea and on day trips, with some paintings completed back in the studio from my mind's eye.
Paintings in this exhibition depict Sorrento, Point King, Portsea and Police Point, to Point Nepean and the rugged coastlines at Cheviot Beach, London Bridge, Diamond Bay and Cape Schanck.”
– Steve Salo
Artwork: September Sky (detail), Steve Salo. Oil on Canvas
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