Peter McQueeney was born in Tasmania in 1941. From 1986 to 2010 Peter McQueeney made Sydney his home, then moving to Tasmania to enjoy the landscape and space that comes with a more rural setting. Peter McQueeney spends time traveling to the areas of Australia which inspire him most. This painting, Ochre Lands, Australian Outback, depicts Western Australia.
His aim with his work is to capture the mood of the Australian landscape its coastlines, interiors and the vastness of the island continent. He is particularly drawn to the light and colours of this timeless land. McQueeney has traveled widely and now settling again in Tasmania, Peter McQueeney captures the softer light and colours.
Changes of light and weather conditions offer challenging exploration in atmosphere, colour and textual interpretation. Variations in terrain and vegetation can be expressed with paint through abstraction and designed to bring up the diverse and unique characteristics of this country which he hopes will inspire observation and introspection in the viewer and evoke pleasurable memories of the spirit of the land and the moment in time.
My art is influenced by the rich visual stimulus of the Australian Landscape.
It’s diversity, moods and light are the elements that draw me to capture
and interpret the relationship I have within the environment.”