Ken Taber, born in Richmond, New South Wales, is a self-taught artist who paints impressionistic landscapes and seascapes.
He started painting seriously in 1968 and his early years were spent living by and on the water around Pittwater, NSW.
Since 1979, Ken has been developing his unique misty and romantic scenes, usually depicting lonely beaches or swamps, and readily acknowledges the influence of William Turner, Claude Monet and the early Australian Impressionists.
He now lives on the South Coast of NSW, where the natural surroundings provide inspiration for his romantic morning beach scenes and misty backwater impressions.
Tom Roberts was a British-born Australian artist and a key member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.
About Tom Roberts
Thomas William “Tom” Roberts (8 March 1856 – 14 September 1931) was a British-born Australian artist and a key member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.
A pioneer of plein-air impressionism in Australia, he became known after his death as ‘the father of Australian landscape painting’.
With Frederick McCubbin and Louis Abrahams he founded the first of the artists’ camps at Box Hill, from which would develop the Heidelberg School.
During his lifetime Roberts received no official honours, but his work lived on and as the legend of his life and career grew, his work began to appreciate in value. He is now one of the best known artists of the Heidelberg school.
Lloyd Rees was an Australian landscape painter who twice won the Wynne Prize for his landscape paintings.
About Lloyd Rees
Lloyd Frederic Rees AC CMG (17 March 1895 – 2 December 1988) was an Australian landscape painter who twice won the Wynne Prize for his landscape paintings.
Most of Rees’s works are preoccupied with depicting the effects of light and emphasis is placed on the harmony between man and nature. Rees’s oeuvre is dominated by sketches and paintings, in which the most frequent subject is the built environment in the landscape.
Lloyd Rees was one of Australia’s most widely respected landscape painters.
He commenced his art studies in his native Brisbane before coming to Sydney in 1917 to work in the advertising firm of Smith and Julius where he met a number of other artists.
His Australian landscapes, while based on acute observation and deep affection, have always shown the influence of European traditions, particularly those of Italy and France.
In 1923 Rees left for the first of four trips to Europe.It was after this that his palette became stronger.However, atmosphere was always combined with solidity and structure until failing eyesight made this increasingly difficult.
Water, particularly Sydney Harbour and the Lane Cove River, has been a consistently favourite subject.