A new exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland celebrates the beauty and diversity of Redlands Coast as seen through the eyes of the late Brisbane-based artist Gordon Shepherdson.
Open to the public from Sunday, October 15, Gordon Shepherdson: Ocean of Eyes includes works drawn from 40 years of Shepherdson’s exploration of Moreton Bay.
Redlands mayor Karen Williams said Shepherdson’s two great loves – fishing and painting – were influenced by his affinity with nature.
“A deep understanding of geography, the skies, tides and landforms of the bay, combined with Shepherdson’s many hours on the water in his tinnie, reflect a love of Redlands Coast many of us can relate to,” she said.
“Our naturally wonderful coastal area was one of his favourite fishing spots and is dramatically captured in his distinctive style.”
The Ocean of Eyes exhibition is presented in partnership with Philip Bacon Galleries, Nathan Shepherdson and Bruce Heiser.
The exhibition runs during Cleveland gallery hours until Sunday, December 3.