Few south-east Queensland artists live and work in the landscape they portray as Dave Groom does. His work primarily centres on Lamington National Park and the rural landscape of Beechmont.
Dave hand built his studio on the edge of Lamington National Park and is able to immerse himself directly in the landscape that surrounds him.
“My work is primarily about the landscape in which I live and work – the mountains of southeast Queensland. Living in the landscape enables me to closely observe the changing environment. I try to portray the essence of the landscape, rather than a literal interpretation of it. To me, the natural landscape is not just what we see on the surface. It is a culmination of time and matter that has evolved over millions of years. I see nature as truth, or something that is as close to the truth as we can get – a precious element that can reconnect people to their place in the world.”
STOCKROOM RELEASE: November 2020