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30 June 2015

A Red Brick Delight


I have always relished the look of the great Australian suburban house. 
I did not realise, until I had travelled to the outback of NSW and Queensland, that the houses, which fill our suburbs, with their terracotta red bricks and roof tiles, 
reflect precisely the colours of the outback, with its terracotta red soil and the ever present blue sky. 
I draw great delight from the way people love their houses and take such pride, and make such an effort in creating a sense of place and home.

The beauty that lives within this style of architecture and speaks to me, also speaks to a contemporary, engaging artist, Peter O’Doherty.
Peter creates memorable paintings based on the ubiquitous urban landscape, focusing primarily on red brick suburban houses and flats.  
I have always appreciated his vision and way he crafts the imagery of his subject matter. 
He is a recognized artist, with work being included in Sydney’s highly acclaimed Salon des Refus├ęs. 

Peter’s work is shown at King Street Gallery on William at 177 William Street,Darlinghurst, NSW 2010.           randi@kingstreetgallery.com