Boathouse on Kata Beach proudly presents a month-long exhibition of oil paintings of the rural Thai landscape by renowned Australian artist Robin Gillow. The launch reception will take place on Saturday December 1st from 7 to 9pm and all are welcome. The exhibition will then remain in the lobby for viewing throughout the month of December 2012.
The exhibition, titled “Contemplation” presents Robin Gillow’s quiet meditations on Thai traditional rural life particularly its less populated corners and the local inhabitants who make their lives there.
Quiet observations of rural Thai scenes once plentiful on Phuket and surrounds are the subject matter for Robin Gillow’s exhibition CONTEMPLATION. Very different to her abstract or ‘cut’ paintings, this exhibition showcases more traditional work and is a collection of canvases completed by the artist in the last couple of years. Robin’s understanding of the area, particularly its less populated corners and local inhabitants, are always, beautifully portrayed.
These current oils reflect the tranquil interludes found amongst gently- swaying rubber plantations or vast expanses of paddy fields, scenes fast becoming a thing of the past. Portraying a view of rice harvesters, or simply a spot often frequented when seeking respite from Phuket’s ever-growing chaos, Robin’s work offers viewers a moment of quiet solitude.
From single canvases to large triptych pieces Robin’s easily recognisable, almost impressionistic style perfectly suits the mood or story being told. Eloquent brushwork and bold tropical colour encourage the observer to be drawn towards the work, as if becoming part of the scene. Soft, billowing clouds, expansive rice paddies, lotus ponds and sun-dappled plantations, offer soothing havens that whisper quiet calm.
Working on site or from her studio, Robin is a prolific artist who regularly exhibits her work locally and internationally.
The Launch Reception of Robin Gillow’s exhibition will be held on Saturday December 1st, 2012 from 7- 9pm and is open to the public.
Boathouse on Kata Beach
Address: 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100
Tel: +66 76 330 015-7