Petite. Precise. Perfect. It is wonderful to have Steve Gough’s miniature landscapes back in the gallery for his sixth solo show with Outstation.
In ‘New Works 2022’ we see our familiar Top End landscape through a gentle European, and at times Japanese, aesthetic. Even when danger threatens, in the form of a lurking crocodile or a sinuous python, there is an undeniable tranquillity to these captured moments.
A master of light, Gough’s oils are intimate and romantic, evoking an unlikely Arcadia filled with cycads and woolybutts. His attention to detail and the refined elegance of his brushwork is utterly captivating. It is, as always, beautiful.