The Divide by Ben Cahill

Newsagency Gallery Petersham Nov 30 – Dec 30 2019

Artist Statement

No fences, No social references

No roads, No people

I’ll paint (tell), you something 

They were routed, From their fastness

In Eons pass’d, Across The Vast Divide

They must have shouted

About the Artist

Ben Cahill is a Sydney artist who paints stunning landscapes featuring cloud-shadowed mountains, distant lookout peaks and dry rocky escarpments of the Southern Highlands, a place that is close to his heart. His work conveys with real skill and feeling, the atmospheric distances and the golden light of dusk and dawn. Ben has worked in landscape for the last 10 years, returning to focus on this geographic area in particular.

Ben’s background in abstract painting brings qualities to his work, while he subtly references and honours the past masters of Australian landscape painting. This latest display of oils on canvas reveals the evolution of his vision and ability to capture breathtaking scenes.

Ben has a BA (visual art) from COFA, graduating in 1991. A prolific painter, he has had numerous, successful, solo shows at The Newsagency Gallery since 2012. His work has been acquired for collections in Australia and overseas and can be found in both private and public collections.

It took Mountain to move me 80x60cm oil on canvas $850 SOLD
Blue Haze 91×60.5cm oil on canvas $850 SOLD
The Divide 76×60.5cm oil on canvas $850 SOLD
Dark Corner 91×60.5cm oil on canvas $850
Assumption 64x84cm oil on board $550
Afternoon Shadows 91x91cm oil on canvas $1000 SOLD
Meditation in blue 51x76cm oil on canvas $700 SOLD
Addendum 91x46cm oil on canvas $700
Wasted Dawn 165.5x120cm oil on canvas $3500 SOLD
Shadows 80x60cm oil on canvas $850
Sunset Theatre 91x76cm oil on canvas $1200
Mountain Riff 76x61cm oil on canvas $850
Cloudy Ridge 76.5x38cm oil on canvas $700 SOLD
Cloud Shadows 76.5x38cm oil on canvas $700
Towards Joadja 183x187cm oil on canvas $3500
The birth of clouds 30x30cm oil on canvas $250 SOLD