In early March we were fortunate to be able to listen to and question Phillip Edwards who had an exhibition of water colour/mixed media paintings showing the ecology and geography of Mount Buffalo entitled The Mountain's Quiet Heart on display.
Mount Buffalo in the winter has its own special attractions and beauty and Phillip has managed to capture the ecology quite well. These water colour/mixed media paintings have been skillfully produced and do not look like normal water colours. Most are painted with wide brushes and thick paint. The colours are realistic rather than romantic.
Phillip told us something of his private life, how he currently finances his art - and his previous career and history. This exhibition was well worth seeing.
While the gallery is closed until further notice, a virtual tour of The Mountain's Quiet Heart is currently available on the Benalla Art Gallery's website.
We thank Eric Nash for organising our meeting.