Images from upcoming Exhibition, Prana - "The Breath of Life" by Phillip Frankcombe...

We are looking forward to having outside exhibitor, Phillip Frankcombe's exhibition on show in a few days time.  Here are just a few examples of his many colourful and spiritual artworks that you can expect to see...

                                            Water of Life       acrylic and oil on MDF board

Artist Statement

The intention in my paintings is to combine Mother Nature or the creative energy with the spiritual.
Taking motives and symbols from different cultures and religions, it is my aim to visually represent an invisible creative power.  The stencilled motives may be English, Islamic, Buddhist, Christian or Hindu; any motive which shows this appreciation fo the Divine.

As Mother Nature is a physical and beautiful result of this creative energy, the added symbols to Mother Nature hopefully give a universal touch to a singular power.  Flowers are used because they are beautiful and have been used as offerings to God and the Goddess; also flowers are a symbol of awakening and regeneration.

The paintings can be of various sizes, combinations and styles but with the same visual intention in mind.  Stretched canvas, both mounted canvas boards and MDF have acrylic gesso ground with acrylic paint as the first colours and then oils.  Various sized brushes build the image and then usually satay sticks of different gauges are used to give the flow of dots to represent this invisible force.

Combinations of colour are used as a constant reminder of the light and a clear varnish gives life and shine to the colour.

Price range:  $150 - $500
                                                Prana 3      acrylic and oil on canvas board

                                                Prana 6      acrylic and oil on canvas board

                                                          Prana 11       acrylic and oil on canvas board

                                              Prana 9    acrylic and oil on canvas board

                                       Beyond the Mind      acrylic and oil on canvas board

                                             Out of the Blue    acrylic and oil on canvas board

The exhibition runs from Thursday, 5th - 25th April.   Please note that the opening is to be held on Friday, 13th April at 5.30pm instead of Good Friday, 6th April.  All welcome.