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Sand & Stone - Northern Beaches

17 Apr 2024 – 28 Apr 2024
Sand and Stone Northern Beaches Michael Reid

Michael Ried Gallery Northern Beaches
2/358 Barrenjoey Road
Newport NSW 2106

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm

Artist Statement

Over the last few years, I've shifted my focus to abstraction, using light, colour, and shadow as metaphors for life, love, and loss. As an abstract painter, I need to have a theme for each body of work. It's essential to keep the pieces connected while still allowing for experimentation. Having parameters to work within helps ensure that the paintings don't lose their sense.

My most recent series, 'Sand and Stone,' is particularly meaningful to me. The Sydney sandstone that surrounds me during my daily walks and swims was the foundation of my upbringing. The federation house where I grew up was also built on sandstone, providing a sense of security that I cherish. 

The inspiration for my work has always come from what surrounds me. As an artist, I've found that sandstone is an incredible conduit for light and colour, which have always been a big part of my practice. I'm excited to continue exploring its possibilities."



Artworks in Exhibition

Sand and Stone 1
Sand and Stone 1
70cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sand and Stone 2
Sand and Stone 2
70cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sand and Stone 3
Sand and Stone 3
70cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sand and Stone 4
Sand and Stone 4
70cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sandstone 1
SandStone 1
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sandstone 3
SandStone 3
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sandstone 4
SandStone 4
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sandstone 10
SandStone 10
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Sandstone 11
SandStone 11
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Freshwater 4
Freshwater 4
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on Board - Frame Lime Washed Oak
Freshwater Rocks
Freshwater Rocks
130cm (W) x 110cm (H)
Oil on Linen - Unframed

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