Aida Tomescu


oil on linen
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Bribie is a painting that creates appearances and reaches for a certain state that is like a spirit of place or an intuition.

I visited Bribie Island because of my enduring interest in Ian Fairweather who lived and painted there in the later part of his life.

While the painting draws on a succession of moments and vivid memories, the content of Bribie itself developed gradually from these layers of experience and the evolving correspondence between them. I wanted to convey something of the light of this landscape and the wondrous distribution of its elements and arrive at a painting that looks as if it just landed on canvas where it has always belonged.

- Aida Tomescu, 2015