As an artist you always want that “BIG” gig, the one that gives you world class exposure and traffic.
My opportunity came 18 months ago when I was asked to paint two pieces for the refurbishing of luxury hotel, Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach, gateway to Australia’s premier islands, The Whitsunday Islands.
The brief was for two pieces, both using charcoals and subdued tones, a particular red and reflecting the reef.
Obviously the less ambiguous the better however this request did through me for a brief moment.
I presented a few concepts trying to artistically capture what was within the interior designers mind.
Finally we got there. Two large abstract pieces, flowing in nature, indicative of the Great Barrier Reef with it’s channels and bright flecks of iridescent blue.
The resort is amazing fringed along the foreshore leading from the main port to the Coral Sea Marina.
The Rocks is a pool bar that offers music with the setting sun, a cracking wine list and bar style food. I recommend staying at the resort but if you can’t stop by for a Sunday session and watch the sun go down after exploring my art works.
The first of Mystics are in the board room and the second you will find on the second floor by the lift.
I have a third piece in the hotel and my favourite by far.
I painted it to reflect the reef and water and was my submission for the 2019 Luxembourg Art Awards.
You will find this beauty in suite 201 which is a grand room with views over the Coral Sea, islands, pool and with it’s own gallery.
The resort is uplifting and the spa rooms amazing. I highly recommend staying and exploring the region and my art works.
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