by Gavin Lang
All the greatest artists have explored many different styles and techniques over the years of painting and many have worked on the same theme over time. I have mainly been inspired by portraits and landscapes over the years and have always been inspired to explore different techniques. My aim was to capture the facts, feelings and details of our local areas and beyond. Where ever I go I am always looking for that interesting composition and take multiple photos to turn into an artwork. I have been painting for over 25 years.
I studied at Deakin University completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and held several exhibitions in Warrnambool, Horsham, Shepparton and Colac. I like to explore different mediums such as acrylics, oil, watercolour, ink and pencil. Landscapes have always been a big part of my works over the years through expressionism, surrealism and more so capturing the impact of the shadows moulding the landscape against the strong light source to create an atmosphere.
A Collection is an exhibition of my work from the past to my more recent work. My aim was to capture the atmosphere of the landscapes from places that most people have seen and travelled great distances to experience nature at its best. The series of works are based on places I have been with my family and looking for the composition that has the most interest.
I also wanted to create works locally to show that you don’t have to travel too far to find freedom and beauty in nature. In my portraits I want to capture the personality and character of the person so it is important to have the contrast of tone right to set the mood. I can also paint by request if you have a photo that you would love to see turned into a painting either in oils, acrylic, watercolour or pencil, whether it be a landscape or portrait please get in contact with me. You can also follow me on Instagram gavinlangartwork or facebook.