PETRA REECE
MARIE ST AND OTHER PLACES

The artist whose work I never get tired of looking at is Edward Hopper, I love his quote:

 

“What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house”

 

For some years my art practice has involved houses, places of warmth, comfort and secrets.

 

I have always been drawn to light fall and shadow, especially what is clearly seen and also partially hidden.

 

I combine memory and imagination to create places of exaggerated colour, contrasts and stark perspectives.

 

My buildings and houses stand alone, usually isolated, and seem to take on a personality of their own.

The Old Court House
The Old Court House

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

The Orange Poplar
The Orange Poplar

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Running in the street (no running)
Running in the street (no running)

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Pink House Evening
Pink House Evening

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Passing Storm
Passing Storm

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

New Front Door
New Front Door

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

House in Sundown
House in Sundown

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Inside a Pink House
Inside a Pink House

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen$3800

Farm in grassland
Farm in grassland

92 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Holiday House (the visitor)
Holiday House (the visitor)

107 x 92 cm Oil on Linen $3800

Sunlit
Sunlit

102 x 107cm Oil on Linen $3800

Triple Fronted Dream House
Triple Fronted Dream House

92 X 122cm Oil on Linen $3800

Petra Reece                        

B.A. fine art and Post Grad Dip. At Phillip Institute

 

Collections:  

Castlemaine Regional Gallery

Australian Print Workshop

Nillumbik Shire

 

Articles:          

Inside Out Magazine 2012

The Age A2 Magazine 2010 Dan Rule

The Age 2009  Gabriella Coslovich

Art Nation ABC tv “Bushfire Australia”

 

Awards:        

Various awards and finalist from 1999 to 2019                       

Twice winner of the Castlemaine self portrait award

Finalist in the Rick Amor portrait prize

Calleen Art award

Georges River art prize

Albany Art prize

Eutick Memorial art prize

John Leslie Art prize

Whyalla art prize

Len Fox art prize

Nillumbik art award

 

Exhibitions:   

AKBellinger gallery exhibition

19 Karen gallery

Eva Breuer gallery, Sydney

Catherine Asquith gallery, Melbourne