Amateur Artist Award 2022

Angelo Murphy

Citrus Fruit With Blue Paper

Jackson's Painting Prize 2022
41 x 36 cm

“I paint the everyday mundane objects around me. As an artist the challenge with such a statement is to create a rendering of the familiar in a way that might inspire the viewer to consider objects or items, transformed through painting, as unusual or changed. I strive to distil and focus a moment in time, imbued with the illusion of a small drama taking place within the confines of a composition. I hope to achieve this with colour, tone and a new interpretation and appreciation of the Chiaroscuro found in the works of the Baroque painters of the 17th century. For me, it is important to find a contemporary approach to communicate darkness and shadow as well as light and colour”