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Sokquon Tran Wombeyan Caves

oil on canvas

230 x 360 cm

My painting Wombeyan Caves was completed earlier this year based on several smaller studies done of the Wombeyan region.

The studies were oil on canvas as well as charcoal drawings and watercolours, all of which have assisted me in my final composition for the larger painting. It is an area relatively new to me as a subject. I generally concentrate my compositions on places in and around the Southern Highlands of NSW, such as Robertson and Kangaroo Valley. My two main inspirations are the Australian landscape and the German Romantic tradition, which I fuse to create a different way of seeing our countryside.

- Sokquon Tran