'Hope' by Ron Talbot [acrylic on canvas 10'' x 8'']
I started painting in 2002 while attending art classes at Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs. In 2017 my wife (Andre) and I moved from the Northern Territory and settled in Wurdiboluc Victoria where I now paint in my Red Door Studio.
I uses both oils and acrylics. My work is impressionistic but sometimes borders on abstract. I’m inspired by nature and the work of other artists and aspire to create work that is full of colour, light and energy.
I simply love to paint and I’m always willing to push the boundaries in an effort to further develop my work.
I am supporting Honour Her.....
I have been supporting the Woman Can movement since the death of my wife Andre Burgess from ovarian cancer in January 2019. Apart from the shock of losing my dear partner of 40 years, I was also left with a sense of frustration and helplessness over the lack of early detection of this particular cancer.
Andre was a determined and courageous woman who dedicated a huge part of her life towards her family and to those less fortunate. She worked as an educator and later as a senior government officer in remote Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory.
It was a cruel irony that after retiring to a beautiful rural block in Victoria, where she found great happiness, her life was taken from her so suddenly.
My painting of a single daffodil head is inspired by Andre’s life and personality. Each year these stunning flowers appear outside my backdoor heralding the start of spring and the end of winter. Their yellow and gold, beauty and freshness never fails to astound me and provide hope and inspiration for the future. They are a reminder of the strength and courage of Andre.
I hope that I’ve captured some of that hope and determination in my painting.