Tuesday 29 October 2013

NEW WORK: Manly Beach I, 2013

Manly Beach I  is one of eight brand new works in my latest series of Impressionist works, inspired by Nancy Kilgour’s Impressionist painting, Untitled (figures on Manly beach), c. 1930.  I was drawn to her ability to project the reflective mood and emotional impression of life on Manly Beach.  There is also a prevailing ability in her work to slow time down, which captivated me.

In Manly Beach I, I seek to slow us down to a pace where we can celebrate the overall mood and impression of enjoying life in the sun on Manly Beach.  Using my lens as a paintbrush, I have used a variety of self-taught, in-camera techniques to free light and colour from their living stasis to paint this scene.  

Like all of my work, this photograph is raw and untouched (no Photoshop), producing a fresh, contemporary twist to modern day Impressionism and Pictorialist photography.  Limited Edition of 10 Archival Prints.

The full series of Manly Beach will be released in November 2013.

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Cade donates artwork to fight Aussie kids cancer

For the second year in a row, I was thrilled to donate the first edition of City Lights II (2009) to raise critical funds for the Children's Cancer Institute of Australia (CCIA).  At the annual Diamond Ball in August in Sydney, we manged to raise well over half a million dollars.

These funds play a significant role in the future approach to childhood cancer - the development of a Personalised Medicine Program.  This program will enable researchers to identify treatments tailored to the individual characteristics and biology of a child's cancer, incorporating drugs that have the greatest likelihood of successfully treating each child's cancer.

Next year, I have decided to increase my support by donating another large artwork and I have also booked a full table of ten for the 2014 Diamond Ball.  If you would like to join me, please get in touch as my table is almost full!  For more information on this incredible organisation, visit www.ccia.org.au