After rainfall rush - Josette Macpherson
After rainfall rush
Oil and acrylic on raw linen
40.6 x 50.8cm
Falling water is an exploration of rain, waterways and waterfalls of the Northern Rivers region and as a reaction to the rain and flood events of 2022. After significant rain the run-off from the mountains feeds into the waterfalls and eventually travels down the creeks and rivers. These paintings are mostly based on the waterfalls near my parents house in the Lismore hinterland, Whian Whian and Protestors falls.
There was so much devastation and loss caused by the powerful force of falling water, as a people it affected all of us in different ways. For an artist, painting absolutely aids the process of understanding such a surreal time that we all lived through just over a year ago.
I have been painting water for almost 5 years and my fascination only grows. As a landscape artist, painting waterways began as a way to explore the ever changing, living and flowing landscape that we incorporate into our daily lifestyle here on the Tweed and surrounding regions.