Just a few weeks ago I was on my way to the picturesque hills around Beverly in Western Australia. The two-hour drive was absolutely worth it because I was about to meet: Shane Moad!
No – he is not a Bikie! I got to know Shane Moad as this gentleman with a colourful experienced life. The reason for approaching him was that for quite a few years I was following his art. His take on the Australian landscape made me look again. I just loved the gentle tones and softness in his pictures. Still bright, but not oversaturated – with clear lines and just the right amount of detail to recreate the atmosphere of the scene.
Talking to Shane Moad
The landscape surrounding his house, the artist’s studio, his wife, and the interiors of their home – it all seemed connected and informing the subject matter of his paintings. I deeply enjoyed getting to know the couple and appreciated their honesty and their view on life.
Have a look at one of my favourites “Road Past Three Boulders”:
Deep in the Darling Scarp in the hills not far from Perth lays open expanses of Forrest which stretch nearly to Albany. Within those forests are large boulders which have always been a favorite subject of the artist. Shane says: “I always feel boulders writhing the landscape are reminiscent of sculptures and I guess they are just that. These ones were some of many I have seen out there.”
Get to know Shane Moad and meet him and his wife Valerie, as well as Peter Ryan for a special artists night on Friday, the 28th of May in beautiful Swan Valley. We will soon send more information and an invitation to this event with the two artists and works by Judy Prosser. Feel free to call in or contact us if you have any questions or are interested in works by Shane Moad.