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Nicholas Harding Wilpena wattle

oil on linen

172.5 x 172.5 cm

‘Painting is but another word for feeling.’ — John Constable, 1821

Painting something involves the manifestation of a remembered presence, the occupation within and of a space resulting in a subsequent transformation of fact and emotion with physical matter.

— Nicholas Harding, 2016