Singapore, 28 September 2016 - REDSEA Gallery proudly presents the first solo exhibition by Australian artist Leigh Hewson-Bower, in Singapore. Beyond Horizons features a selection of twelve seascape paintings that beautifully reflect the artist’s fascination with the process of depicting water and its wonderful visual, transparent yet reflective, wild yet tranquil appearance.
Passionate about painting and photography from an early age, Hewson-Bower’s works are a combination of these two disciplines. “Through the “eye” of the camera, I can explore the possibilities inherent in a landscape, then sift through the images, sometimes combining several until I am satisfied with a final reference” says Hewson-Bower. Coming from diverse sources, travels and imaginary compositions, Beyond Horizons showcases captivating landscapes, which draw the eye of the visitor into luscious and peaceful tropical locations.
Hewson-Bower’s oeuvre is concerned with the representation of those areas of the natural world that capture the encounter between the isolated tropical backdrops and crystalline waters. Finer details such as reef structures, vegetation shorelines and cloudy skies are key elements in his portrayal of these harmonious natural sceneries. In order to create depth, transparency and realism, Hewson-Bower continuously applies multiple layers of acrylic paint that go from plain to very refined brushstrokes.
Hewson-Bower’s works are held in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and United Kingdom.