David Keeling, Second love song 2003 oil on linen 92 x 120 cm
Hobart-based artist David Keeling had good reason to celebrate at the opening of his latest exhibition, Second Love Song at Niagara Galleries, Melbourne earlier this week. The show is a sell-out with many disappointed collectors from around Australia and overseas missing out on acquiring new paintings.
Many of the works in this exhibition were recently exhibited at Carnegie Gallery, Hobart as part of the Tasmanian Living Artist's Week in August this year.
David Keeling's art is very much concerned with man and the environment. He cannot look at the landscape that rises from his studio window without recalling the various waves of habitation and cultural interpretation of the land that has gone before him. He believes that landscape is as much about the viewer's history as it is about the land itself.
David is one of Australia's most exciting figurative painters and has created a large and important body of work. His recent paintings have consolidated his ideas about the landscape and the environment.
His work is represented in numerous public collections around Australia and private collections in Australia and overseas. He lives and works in Hobart.
Please note: The gallery will be closed Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th November 2003 for the Melbourne Cup holiday.