Friday, March 23, 2012

"Craig Waddell" ~ The Australian Modern Day Monet!


"His work is exquisite" ..... Craig Waddell, an Australian artist, whose talent makes me think of a modern day master, has an uncanny way of bringing the subject to life through his medium ..... I have just had the privilege of acquiring this beautiful oil on linen piece called "Magnolia" and she has reached her home nestled in amongst the drapes of  the coronet ....


This piece has a life of it's own and I feel like I want to reach out and pick the bloom and put it in a vase ... such is the ability of the artist to convey a life .... the texture of the painting is incredible .... thick, rich oils delicately layered on a linen base .....


I found this piece through Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane and Edwina was amazing in her communication with me as I bought this piece without seeing it ... but I knew it would be perfect.  Edwina described it as "raspberry ripple ice-cream" and so it was!



Craig's work is a must see and though most of these works from his collections have been sold there are still a few left and he also has a new collection which he is launching ....
the richness, the depth and the genius of his work is outstanding! 


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11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now this is exquisite art INDEED dearest Frances!!! And your bed is just divine! LOVELY WAY for me to start my day, here, chez toi!!! CHEERS! Anita

*Chic Provence* said...

Franny these are gorgeous! I would love to have one of his paintings, and that magnolia loos wonderful in your room..beautiful! thanks for visiting, I've been away a lot lately, it's good to hear from you!

Yes I'll take lots of pics and next time you come too!

xoxo

Kit

Karena said...

Frances such a romantic bedroom and gorgeously vibrant painting. I adore Craig's works of art!

I hope you will come and see my feature on an amazing sculptor!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
Artists Series 2012

annechovie said...

Love your paintings and that fabric on your pillows and lampshade as well, Lovely, Frances.
Have a good week! xo

Melissah said...

I totally love it - what a beautiful piece in a beautiful setting!
x
Melissah

Marie Soderberg said...

mmm Love it love it...

Karina Gentinetta said...

Fran, I love the new pink in your bedroom! And oh how I remember that little parlor chair. You brought tears to my eyes.

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