Margaret River artist Sam Broadhurst set to bring new scenes to Yallingup galleries

Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Sam Boradhurst with his art
Camera IconSam Boradhurst with his art Credit: Breanna Redhead/BDT

Margaret River artist Sam Broadhurst is set to welcome a new solo exhibition to the Yallingup Galleries ahead of the new year period.

Opening Monday, December 27, Broadhurst’s “Christmas Exhibition” will feature a large body of oil works inspired by local landscapes, utilising a palette knife and fine brushes specifically, to highlight fine details.

He said these techniques bring the paintings to life.

“The subject for this body of work depicts two different ways of expressing the landscape,” he said.

Close-up on Sam Broadhurst painting
Camera IconClose-up on Sam Broadhurst painting Credit: Breanna Redhead/BDT

“The use of small brushes harks back to traditional times, distilling a more contemplative intensity and focus.

“Whilst one form is outward in expression, the other is more inward and silent ... both ways provide me an opposite and necessary way of connecting to nature.”

Broadhurst is no stranger to the Yallingup Galleries, having his works featured there for nearly eight years.

Gallery curator Suzie Vidler said the resident artist had been working on this particular composition for almost two years, using his background in science to explore the techniques.

Example of palette knife texture
Camera IconExample of palette knife texture Credit: Breanna Redhead/BDT

“He needed to start early because a lot of them are palette knife works, which means that the oil, lots of oil, textured oil on canvas, and some of them take up to six months to dry,” she said.

“He’s a scientist, actually, he was involved very heavily in cancer research and so a lot of his artworks over the years have explored different ways of painting.”

The exhibition will feature 25 pieces of work, all open to public viewing daily between 10am and 4pm, December 27 and January 8, 2022.

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