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Trevor Purvis

Trevor Purvis

  • Artist’s Statement

    I paint en plein air in the Australian outback. I love the river beds, like the Darling, Cooper Creek, Diamantina River, Todd River and all the gum trees that hang onto these courses for survival and assume twisted testament to survival and hardships. They are the living metaphor for the outback Australian characters.
    I make marks representing the shapes and colours of this land. 

  • Biography

    Trevor is an award-winning artist who believes that the Australian countryside is a never ending source of creative inspiration. He travels the enormous  extremes of deserts and beaches searching for those moments of wonderment. The subtle variations of colour and topography are always very different to anywhere else in the world and well worth the observation and exploration.
    He now paints full time at his Maluti studio in Cooroy surrou

  • Influences

    We spent two full years exploring all the 4wd tracks of Australia and have dedicated my painting life to capturing the complexity of reference.
    I follow artists like, Elizabeth Cummings, Fred  Williams, Luke Scribberas,  Ewan MacLeod. They really get the feelings of the country nuances.

  • Awards

    Atwell Gallery, Perth, April 2004 (solo)
    McCann Erickson, Melbourne, June 2006 (solo)
    The Artistry Gallery, Melbourne, 2006-2007
    Finalist Noosa National Art Prize, 2015
    Finalist Lyn McCae drawing prize Noosa Regional Gallery 2017 & 18 & 20
    The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Solo exhibition June 2016
    The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Solo exhibition May 2017 
    Butter Factory Friends exhibition 2017
    Maroochy Environment Centre exhibition 2018
    Winner 2D prize. Noosa Art Prize. 2019
    Solo Exhibition Ewart Gallery, Sydney, Jan 2020
    Finalist in Sunshine Coast Art Prize and also the Du Rietz Art Prize this year.

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Trevor Purvis

Dusk on the Paroo River, 2021
64 x 64 x 4 cm Acrylic and Oil on Canvas Sold