Warwick Fuller

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It is the light

It nearly always has been

It probably will be tomorrow

I respond to the light

I paint what I feel

Warwick Fuller

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It's The Light - Exhibition Review by Caterina Leone

Warwick Fuller has painted the Australian landscape for almost forty years. During this time he has gained not only a unique intimacy with his subject matter and an unforgettable personal style, but international renown, countless awards and accolades, and a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost landscape painters. His 2017 exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery, titled It's the Light, is a testament to the power of prolonged meditation. Technical mastery is matched with an ability to elicit an intense emotional response. These are works that will quite literally make you cry out with joy, surprise and awe, sometimes all at once.
Sun, Smoke, Storm and Stubble, near Young shows a landscape drenched in extremes. The composition wheels dizzyingly around a centre of apricot cloud and a knife-edge of sunlight. A truly monumental work, the drama of the original scene has been transmuted skilfully into a celebration of the sublime in nature and our smallness before it, something all too often forgotten in our technological age. 
Painted outdoors, racing against time, his sketches are closer to the pure moment of perception. The energy and unhesitating confidence of each brushstroke is something truly remarkable –and rare – to behold. In Last Sun Impression, Lake Lyell nature unfurls in an ecstasy of green, blue and pink. He halts the passing of time and immortalises the unrepeatable occurrence of light. Nature’s grandeur is merged with humanity by the touch of the artist’s hand and as such the painting becomes more than mimicry; it is a paean to the feelings that witnessing such a scene produces first in him, and now in us.  
As the title of the exhibition suggests, these works display a profound understanding of Australia’s incomparable light and its effects on the landscape. Fuller’s artwork is a welcome adherence to the fundamental reasons why art is valued: because it gives pleasure and because it reminds us of something greater than ourselves.


New Book - It's the Light

It's the Light

Bursting with painterly, bold, delicate, gestural, gentle, strong oil paintings, ’It’s The Light’ is a superb new hard cover by renowned landscape painter Warwick Fuller. Landscapes imbued with emotion, joy and … light.  Three years after the publication of Warwick’s highly successful coffee-table book, ‘Impressions and Interpretations’, his latest offering, ‘It’s The Light’ will be available in time for his major exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery, opening on the 23rd September 2017


Warwick Fuller and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Tour 2012, image: David Foote - AUSPIC


Book - Impressions & Interpretations

Impressions & Interpretations

Warwick Fuller has painted the Australian landscape for over thirty-five years, during which time he has built a solid reputation for himself, with more than sixty solo exhibitions and numerous awards and accolades. In 2012, Fuller served as the Official Tour Artist for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, during their tour of Australia. Four of his resulting paintings were acquired by the Prince and now reside in his private collection. At such a highpoint in his career, Fuller desired something “less ephemeral than the computer screen” to present his body of work. Decidedly not ready for a retrospective, the idea for a book was born: to interpret each painting in poetry. A reversal of the usual poetry-to-visual art genre, all that was missing was the poet. A chance mention of his idea to acclaimed ABC journalist Sean Murphy led to the shy disclosure of some of Murphy’s own, as yet unpublished, poetry. Impressions & Interpretations was underway.

Read complete book review by Caterina Leone.


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Prior Exhibitions at Lost Bear Gallery

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View Available Booklets

Instructional DVD’s

'Lessons in the Landscape'

'Into the Light'

'A Direct Approach'

Documentary - DVD

'Fuller's Earth' DVD, A four day painting trip with Warwick Fuller

View Limited Edition Prints

View Warwick Fuller CV

Warwick Fuller's website: www.warwickfuller.com


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