John Cartwright



JOHN CARTWRIGHT – ARTIST STATEMENT

John Cartwright was born in Leeds, England in 1950. He immigrated to Australia with his family as a child and settled in Western Australia.

John is a self taught artist, with an individualist approach to his art. He began painting full-time in the mid-1970s and has exhibited in every Australian capital city with critical acclaim.

He has experimented extensively and has developed his own technique of incising the paint surface. This gives his pieces line and form and together with gentle washed colours, he has achieved some unique effects.

His subject matter is predominantly the landscape of the South West of Western Australia, with emphasis on houses, abandoned cartwheels, farm animals and bushland. John is a very spiritual person and his paintings can be seen to show man’s life from the earthly tenuous hold, symbolised by twisting pathways and trees holding to the earth and reaching up through life’s journey to the celestial.

John’s work appeals on two different levels. For some, the pieces’ simplistic innocence is sufficient reward, whilst for others there is the artist’s philosophy to ponder on. Whatever the motivation, a “Cartwright” has become a major feature in many corporate and private collections and are a treasured possession in many homes. His style is instantly recognisable to most gallery-goers in Australia.

EXHIBITIONS:
1971 – 1977 Churchill Gallery Perth
1977 Russell Davis Gallery Perth & Fine Arts Gallery Perth
1978 Barry Stern Gallery Sydney
1979 Greenhill Gallery Adelaide / Barry Stern Gallery Sydney
1979 Russell Davis Gallery Melbourne
1980 Mixed Exhibition, Barry Stern Gallery Sydney
1981 Fine Arts Gallery Perth
1982 Town Gallery Brisbane
1982 Glasgow Gallery Auckland New Zealand
1985 Gylde Gallery Mosman Park & Atelier Gallery Perth
1987 Holdsworth Gallery Sydney
1988 Gallery Australia
1989 The Hills Gallery Kalamunda / Matilda Gallery Fremantle WA
1990 Gallery Australia
1991 Holdsworth Gallery Sydney
1992 Extravaganza Esplanade Gallery Albany
1992 Holdsworth Gallery Sydney & Framed Gallery Darwin
1993 St Quentins Gallery Claremont WA
1993 Katanning Art Prize
1996 A Shed Gallery Perth
1998 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney
1999 Art Gallery Collections Queensland
2000 Pages Fine Art Gallery Queensland
2001 Kalgoorlie Galleries WA
2001 Demmer Galleries Perth
2001 The Old Butter Factory Denmark
2002 Gallery 360 Subiaco
2003 Bettongia Gallery Williams
2003 Katandra Furniture Busselton
2003 Haese’s Framing Albany
2003 Gallery 360 Applecross
2004 Bridgetown Gallery Bridgetown
2004 Gallery 360 Joondalup

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Title : Sheep Farm

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 1.49m x 0.73m

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Title : Denmark Cottages

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Mixed Media on Board

Size : 0.55m x 1.48m Framed

Price : $1,750

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Title : Blue Water tank

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Mixed media on Board

Size : 0.65m x 1.24m Framed

Price : $1,590

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Title : Clear View

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Mixed Media on Board

Size : 0.59m x 1.15m Framed

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Title : Hillside Cottages

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Mixed Media on Board

Size : 0.55m x 1.48m Framed

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Title : Clear View

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 43cm x 91cm Framed

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Title : Denmark Cottages

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 86cm x 57cm Framed

Price : $850

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Title : Twin Cottages

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 53cm x 45cm Framed

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Title : Old Cottages

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 48cm x 63cm Framed

Price : $495

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Title : Perfect Hillside

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 47.5cm x 64cm Framed

Price : $750

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Title : Rural View

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 86cm x 72cm Framed

Price : $895

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Title : Our House

Artist : John Cartwright

Medium : Oil

Size : 63.5cm x 76cm Framed

Price : $950

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