Extended Reef

102 x 244cm Acrylic [diptych] on Stretched Canvas


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 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.

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.