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Abstract Landscape Paintings - Art Gallery

Contemporary landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, beach and ocean paintings for sale.
Large selection of original and affordable art paintings, bas-reliefs, sculptures and works on paper
available online or direct from artist Sydney studio gallery.  Modern, original and unique Australian fine art.

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lake and ocean kimberley aerial landscape painting art

My favourite paintings

hotrods non-representational abstract original painting for sale

Landscapes & latest work

my desert garden contemporary original abstract painting

Water & desert themes

written in the leaves autumn colours flora painting

Flora themes

sunrise Australian Aboriginal art inspired dot painting

Affordable art

earth colours minimalist abstract painting


original abstract wall sculpture bas-relief recycled timbers

Sculptures & bas-reliefs

aboriginal art inspired imaginary cosmos abstract contemporary digital image


Welcome to the art gallery

This online gallery has a  wide range of contemporary original landscape and seascape paintings, abstract artworks, modern three dimensional pieces and bas-relief wall sculptures, minimalist art, geometric designs and affordable acrylic works on paper.

I have numerous decorative artworks, including abstract, landscape and flower paintings in a great variety of styles.  My  acrylic paintings show a variety of vastly different artistic approaches.

In my art practice the emphasis is on celebrating the beauty of Nature.


I tend to explore different aspects of artistic creativity rather than produce technically perfect reproductions of what the eye sees.

Most of my contemporary art paintings and recycled timber sculptures are for sale at competitive prices.  Look through the wide selection of art pieces on offer and feel free to select your favourite pieces.

You might find the experience enjoyable:- the pieces on show are happy and optimistic and spiritually uplifting.  Feel free to comment and contact me and arrange a visit to my studio gallery.  You are most welcome, hope to hear from you soon

More art related subject matters

BIOGRAPHY  I started painting in 1970 while practising as a Chartered Architect.  I have exhibited in various group and solo shows ever since.  I retired from Architecture in 1997 to paint and sculpt full time...  about me the artist and my work

MY PHILOSOPHY  As a professional artist, I am driven obsessively to create artworks which celebrate the beauty of Nature, nourish the human spirit, and provide enjoyment, stimulation and a touch of magic in people's lives...
about my approach to creativity

INFLUENCES  Famous international artists I most admire include Cezanne, van Gogh, Klee, Picasso, Pollock, Monet, Kandinsky and Turner.  Generally, I just love post impressionists, abstract expressionists and Indigenous Australian aboriginal artists ...  my artistic influences

ADVICE   Many emerging artists and art students ask for my advice. They may have learned about art materials and techniques in art schools, but they also want to know how to approach creativity.  My advice focuses on how to liberate their innate creativity.  I summarized my advice in "Master's tips", see advice to students and emerging artists

GUESTBOOK  "Your paintings arrived undamaged and it was a revelation how much better they look 'in the flesh' as compared to the images on your website.  We are most happy with the 3 paintings purchased. We also would like to compliment you on your professional approach and organising the speedy delivery ..."  read more guestbook entries and testimonials

LARGER PAINTINGS see a selection of paintings over 100cm in size larger paintings.

VINTAGE PAINTINGS FROM THE ARCHIVES  I recently scanned some slides of my paintings from the seventies.  Most of them sold or given to friends as gifts.  See these images


CHARITIES  To date I have donated many art works to selected charities, including four paintings to Jeans for Genes Charity Art Auctions - in support of the Children's Medical Research Institute in Sydney.  I always welcome to requests of donating paintings to worthy causes.  This is one way to repay my debt to society and to help others less fortunate than me.

FREE OFFER  Purchasers who spend $500 or more may choose a free copy of a music DVD featuring images of my artworks on the covers.  Twenty eight of these DVDs have been released by Opus Arte (an arm of the BBC) which feature Australian Opera productions filmed for television in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation...  music ballet DVDs

SELECTING AND PLACING ARTWORKS professional advice provided - DOs and DON'Ts tips

QUOTATIONS  "Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not." - Jackson Pollock
quotes on creativity, art, painting and abstraction

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS see my article published in the contemporary-art-dialogue.com web

EXAMPLES of subject matters in this web include: contemporary and abstract seascapes, abstract landscape paintings, minimalist paintings, abstract art, contemporary landscape artists, famous artists, famous paintings, using recycled materials, abstract art paintings, beach paintings and famous painters, professional visual artists.

EXHIBITION PHOTOS a selection of photos from exhibitions held at Glen Street Theatre and Dale Thomas Gallery

The principles I follow as an artist

As a contemporary Sydney artist, this short manifesto is meant to summarize some of my beliefs about creativity in the visual arts.  These are principles I follow generally and the points I listed are not meant to be a formula or recipe for creating masterpieces.  They are just reminders for myself so as to avoid the usual pitfalls artists encounter.

Having found these principles useful in my career as a professional artist for over thirty years, I decided to share them with other interested artists and students.

I believe this list is open for debate and I invite all and sundry to discuss the issues raised.  Ultimately my philosophy is for my own use and it may be meaningless for anybody else.

So, here are my guidelines I follow:

Capture the essentials and ignore the insignificant
Try to capture the essential elements of a visual experience. Ignore the superfluous bits and eliminate unnecessary details.  Focus on the critical aspects of the subject and capture only the significant and lasting characteristics.

Never compete with the camera
Reproducing accurately what the eye sees is not necessarily artistic creativity.  Technical proficiency may only produce an impressive illustration.  A musical composer does not merely reproduce the sounds heard in nature, but creates a composition from his heart.

Be interested in only creating images which reflect your subjective response to places, or express your feelings and capture the mood of being there.

Abstract art is treated like music
Good abstract painters use the same basic principles as composers of music -- balanced composition, integrity, mood, tone,  colour, texture, rhythm, harmony, contrast, balance, tension, counterpoint and so on.  The objective is the same: creating a mood, arousing a feeling, stirring the emotions.


Venture beyond the comfort zone
Do not be content to settle into a commercially successful and 'easy' style.  Refuse to limit your output to 'much of the same'  thus avoiding the use of a tired old formula.  Chose to move beyond the safe comfort zone.  Search for variety, revel in the excitement of discovering something new and unfamiliar; and also learn to experiment with future possibilities.

Express the joy for living
Let colour help express the thrill of being alive.  Access your sacred gift of intuition and honour your creative spirit. Then you will have a wonderful opportunity  to create meaningful and optimistic images to make people happy.

For me as an artist the real achievement is when people tell me that my artworks speak to them, when my creations touch their hearts and spirit.  When my paintings wash away the sweat and dust of their stressful working days, I am happy.

The essential ingredient
As my abstract artist friend Ted Knerr reminded me, there is another crucial element to creativity.  This is not something you can just conjure up from your head.  To paraphrase him: real art comes from inspiration, and valid art-appreciation comes first from a gut reaction which in turn comes from one's spiritual condition.

Great art can come from the uneducated but quietly enlightened, and bad art from the highly trained but disconnected from the soul; so education can be a plus or a minus, but soul connection is an indispensable prerequisite for an artist's creativity.

See also my ideas on:

Artistic influences

Artworks in interior design - the final touch

My philosophy

Abstract art and music - what is the common language?

Featured painting

happy cellscape contemporary original acrylic abstract painting on canvas

810 Happy cellscape
36x36in / 91x91cm, acrylic / canvas, self-framed

Top artists of the 20th century to now - as voted by readers of The Times newspaper

 Pablo Picasso

 Paul Cezanne

 Gustav Klimt

 Claude Monet

 Marcel Duchamp

 Henri Matisse

 Jackson Pollock

 Andy Warhol

 Willem De Kooning

 Piet Mondrian

 Paul Gauguin

 Francis Bacon

 Robert Rauschenberg

 Georges Braque

 Wassily Kandinsky

 Constantin Brancusi

 Kasimir Malevich

 Jasper Johns

 Frida Kahlo

 Martin Kippenberger

 Paul Klee

 Egon Schiele

 Donald Judd

 Bruce Nauman

 Claes Oldenburg

 Alberto Giacometti

 Salvador Dalí

 Auguste Rodin

 Mark Rothko

 Edward Hopper

 Lucian Freud

 Richard Serra

 Rene Magritte

 David Hockney

 Philip Guston

 Henri Cartier-Bresson

 Pierre Bonnard

 Jean-Michel Basquiat

 Max Ernst

 Diane Arbus

 Georgia O'Keeffe

 Cy Twombly

 Max Beckmann

 Barnett Newman

 Giorgio De Chirico

 Roy Lichtenstein

 Edvard Munch

 Pierre Auguste Renoir

 Man Ray

 Richard Hamilton

Henry Moore

 Cindy Sherman

 Jeff Koons

 Tracey Emin

 Damien Hirst

 Yves Klein

 Henri Rousseau

 Chaim Soutine

 Arshile Gorky

 Amedeo Modigliani

 Umberto Boccioni

 Jean Dubuffet

 Eva Hesse

 Edouard Vuillard

 Carl Andre

 Juan Gris

 Lucio Fontana

 Franz Kline

 David Smith

 Joseph Beuys

 Alexander Calder

 Louise Bourgeois

 Marc Chagall

 Gerhard Richter


 Joan Miro

 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

 Frank Stella

 Georg Baselitz

 Francis Picabia

 Jenny Saville

 Dan Flavin

 Alfred Stieglitz

 Anselm Kiefer

 Matthew Barney

 George Grosz

 Bernd And Hilla Becher

 Sigmar Polke

 Brice Marden

 Maurizio Cattelan

 Sol LeWitt

 Chuck Close

 Edward Weston

 Joseph Cornell

 Karel Appel

 Bridget Riley

 Alexander Archipenko

 Anthony Caro

 Clyfford Still

 Luc Tuymans

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Abstract Landscape Paintings Gallery

This Abstract Landscape Paintings website is an artist managed art gallery which exhibits contemporary landscapes, seascapes,
abstracts, beach and ocean paintings.  A large range of original and affordable artworks, flower paintings, bas-reliefs and
sculptures are offered for sale.  This artist studio gallery in Sydney features Australian art by distinctive painters and sculptors.
Most pieces are for sale, here on the Northern Beaches in Sydney and direct from the artist studio.  We are selling colourful original abstract
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