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'The Traveller' | Bernard Ollis

27th March - 27th April 2019

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 29th March, 6-8pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday 30th March, 2pm

Renowned figurative artist Bernard Ollis returns to Brisbane with his latest exhibition documenting his intrepid journeys within Australia and overseas. In his recognizable quirky style, Ollis has captured the feeling and emotion evoked of the plethora of places he has visited. Living between Paris and Sydney, Bernard Ollis has travelled to various destinations in search of inspiration for his energetic works of art. 

Ollis’ paintings are heavily saturated with colour and portray playful interpretations of everyday scenarios. Ollis takes a view from a window or an urban park scene and turns them into fantastical scenes where buildings and trees converse and argue, dance and twirl. Inanimate objects and structures are given personalities of their own as Ollis distorts proportions, angles and viewpoints.

Seemingly imagined scenes, these works are depictions of his extensive travels - a pictorial album of his life. As Ollis explains, “they are not picture postcards, or the social media equivalent, but personal and original interpretations of special environments, developed over a prolonged period.”

With a career spanning over 50 years Ollis has held manysuccessful exhibitions and has been acquired in collections such as the National Art Gallery of Australia, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane and the Royal College of Art UK.

‘The Traveller’ is Ollis’ fourth solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art and is an interesting departure from his usual works on paper, with most paintings oil on linen. 

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  1. Bernard Ollis - 'Twilight on the Seine' - 46x92cm Sold
    Twilight on the Seine

    46 x 92cm

    oil on linen

     
  2. The Climb to Sacre Coeur

    51 x 76cm

    oil on linen

    $3,700.00
  3. Bernard Ollis - 'Stairwell in Montmartre' - 59x42cm Sold
    Stairwell in Montmartre

    59 x 42cm

    oil pastel on arches cotton paper

     
  4. Solferino Metro, Paris

    59 x 42cm

    oil pastel on arches cotton paper

    $3,200.00
  5. Regatta Hotel, Brisbane

    76 x 101cm

    oil on linen

    $8,000.00
  6. bernard ollis | Pont Marie, Paris

    25 x 31cm

    oil on linen

    $1,900.00
  7. Bernard Ollis | Parisian Interior

    30 x 40cm

    oil on linen

    $2,500.00
  8. Paris Stairwell

    59 x 42cm

    oil pastel on arches cotton paper

    $3,200.00
  9. bernard ollis | Paris Essentials

    31 x 31cm

    oil on linen

    $2,200.00
  10. bernard ollis | Night Study, Paris

    31 x 31cm

    oil on linen

    $2,200.00
  11. Bernard Ollis - 'Kitchen View Sold
    Kitchen View, Paris

    31 x 31cm

    oil on linen

     
  12. Gardens with Story Bridge

    77 x 102cm

    oil on linen

    $8,000.00
  13. bernard ollis | Danish Interior

    59 x 42cm

    oil pastel on arches cotton paper

    $3,200.00
  14. Camping Under a Full Moon

    122 x 167cm

    oil on linen

    $18,000.00
  15. Brisbane Suburbia

    77 x 102cm

    oil on linen

    $8,000.00
  16. Bernard Ollis - 'Balcony in Paris' - 31x31cm Sold
    Balcony in Paris

    31 x 31cm

    oil on linen

     
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