Currents of deepwater ocean movement are established in an emotional medium of visualised feeling, explained as abstracted memories, spotted [pointilliste] abstraction and hints of mashing water in a coral garden surging with remembered fascination.
Strong design elements are complemented with the obvious aqueous colours of the sunlit reef and opposed by the mysterious dark shadows of seemingly, fathoms deep infinity.
Graham Austin’s reef paintings emanate from his memories of visits to, diving under and flying over the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia and the glittering coral reefs of Fiji.
These paintings often pose questions of inspiration. Some may promise underwater statements with an element of literal interpretation. Others conjur thoughts of aerial attraction, or a combination.