Influences – Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley
After returning to Australia (1985) from Fiji I was influenced by
Whiteley’s paintings of Fiji and also his lyrical drawings of the South
Coast and Lavender Bay, his use of reed pens and strong brush
drawings in ink together with his striking black and white portraits. A
quote of his referring to his later drawings in Paris was, “What one is
after is a high octane visual poetic journalism, brief, essential and
above all FRESH”. I enjoy looking at artists’ sketchbooks for that
reason – they are always fresh! I like them more then finished work
and find when I try to re-do drawings they often just die.

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