|Evening Mentone||Regatta Eastern Beach|
Atmospheric light and quiet moods typify the minimalist, expressive paintings in Clive Sinclair’s solo exhibion, "Landscapes."
Sinclair’s energetic works are painted with an attitude and his economy of gesture evokes the essence of landscape with an ambiguous solidity of form. While his paintings may be associated with Impressionism, Clive is closer to the tonal realist influences of Clarice Beckett and others of the Meldrum School.
Clive commenced art studies in 1973 with John Lennox followed by a further 12 months with Max Casey in tonal realism. Clive then studied art in Copenhagen for 6 months and subsequently lived in London and Scotland, touring the major galleries of Europe.
He is a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria, The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, the Melbourne Five and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and in 2011 Clive was named Victorian Artist’s Society Artist of the Year.