All in Art Review
The Brenda and Arthur Magazu Figurative Art Collection
So what is a breakthrough painting? It is a multi level image that flows through you, that initial vision which progresses clearly and purposefully. Very rare.
Matthew Quick from Australia talks about his breakthrough work.
I painted Rift early last year, and it was the first large piece I did realizing an entirely new direction for my work, an exploration of balancing realism with experimentation in watercolor.
My Magnolia series started when I was painting a model in my studio in profile the same day my Magnolia tree was blooming. The blooms were so beautiful and I wanted to preserve them. I was at a point where I wanted to take the look of my work from classic to more contemporary. I liked the idea of fusing figure and portrait with nature and looked to the garden of florals I had planted in my yard for inspiration.