Phil Stallard | The Collector's Gallery

Blue in an Abstract Key 

My new works feature an ongoing fascination with colour blue. The works were produced in my studio at Wisemans ferry though the winter of 2021. Inspiration for all the works being the many moods of the Hawkesbury River combined with an obsession with the colour blue. I would light a fire, play some music (Miles Davis, Daniel Lanois, John Cage, Aphix Twin) and start painting. I used classical oil painting techniques to achieve the depth of colour, often painting through the night just going with the music.  I would like to think of this series as meditative, serene, and peaceful, the title of the series a homage to the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” 

Appearing in this Exhibition
Phil Stallard
Phil Stallard

Describing himself as an “Emotional Abstractionist”, Phil Stallard dedicates himself to creating exuberantly coloured paintings with Sydney centric iconography. The theme of water has been a prominent reference point for Phil, of which he further draws upon personal memories of Sydney and the Hawkesbury. With an aptitude to push the genre of landscape painting through an interplay between abstraction and realism, Philip’s strength is found in the ability to balance spontaneous painterly marks with careful consideration for geometric compositions. There exists a playful element to each work, whether it be the strength in colour that radiates excitement or the presence of circles, hearts and numbers, which offer a sense of humanness to each piece. “My work has echoes of improvised jazz, where the artist interprets compositional themes through the act of painting. The result is carefully thought out but with spontaneous elements that give the painting vitality and life. The spontaneity is practiced and repeated until the gesture has the energy and balance that the painting needs.” – Phil Stallard

Collections featuring Phil Stallard

Phil Stallard | The Collector's Gallery

Date & Time

24 August 2021

Start - 10:00 am Sunday

3 October 2021

End - 6:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Rochfort Gallery

0438 700 712

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