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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2009 - 10
David Beschi... watercolour master Katoomba Fine Art has the pleasure of presenting a superb exhibition by renowned watercolour painter David Beschi. The exhibition begins Saturday 12th December and runs over the summer holiday period. This latest collection of works represents a mixture of past memories and present musings for Beschi. Drawing inspiration from his many sketchbooks, Beschi uses his distinctive style of watercolour painting to capture fleeting moments of beauty and humanity. His deceptively simple watercolours are distinguished by subtle colour and a delicate balance between detail and suggestion. These skillfully executed paintings reveal a lifetime of experiences and memories, yet cleverly conceal the private painter. Speaking about the work for this exhibition, Beschi says, "This latest collection of my 'stuff' I find rather difficult to explain. In fact, it may not even need an explanation. It just sits there in frames... as we all do, one way or another. This body of work speaks of both past memories and present musings. The inspiration for most works came from my sketchbooks -- all 56 of them to date! Plus jottings on restaurant napkins, envelopes, backs of bills and scraps of paper that I had doodled or drawn on over the years. As a result, this collection is not only of now, but also of the past, found in the memories and drawings from Morocco, London, Paris and many other places I have journeyed. The work itself is uncannily becoming more and more obscure, presenting itself as a fight with light and atmosphere as much as with the subject matter. I find painting obscurity difficult, yet painting reality seems unnecessary to me -- it already exists!" Katoomba Fine Art gallery is located at 98 Lurline Street, Katoomba. Phone 4782 1220 for details or preview David Beschi's exhibition at www.katoombafineart.com.au The Girl in the Tight Skirt, Kings Cross 18cm x 29cm Watercolour Saturday at The Rocks, Sydney 32cm x 22cm Watercolour David Beschi in his studio summer 2009-10 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 25 A Day at the Races 20cm x 73cm Watercolour