Peter Hudson | Coonowrin and the Moon from Maleny
Size: 137 x 145cm
Oil on linen
2021 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist
"I saw Coonowrin for the first time from the window of the ‘Sunlander’ as the old train rattled past the Glasshouse Mountains, it was 1960, I had just turned 10. I had never seen anything like Coonowrin before, it’s dagger shape, and mysterious presence fascinated me, I was only a kid but I had a feeling that this mountain had something for me, and it did.
When I was at Art School at QCAin 1973 we were taken on a field trip to Maleny which gives you an elevated view of the Glasshouse Mountains, here I made my first drawing of Coonowrin. In 1989 I moved with my family to Maleny, I wanted to concentrate on painting landscape, so having Coonowrin close was a godsend. I have been painting and drawing that strange beautiful mountain ever since." – Peter Hudson 2021
|Material||oil on linen|
|Dimensions||137 x 145cm|