Kerry Johns

The White Tree, 2021


Acrylic on canvas. (Stretched).
Not Framed.

Approximate Image size: 61x76cm.

This graceful tree is one of many smooth barked gums standing in a line, marking the edge of a road in the countryside near Canberra. Eucalyptus Mannifera or ‘brittle gum’ grows abundantly in sapling forests around the outskirts of the city as well as being a favourite planting on city streets.
The limbs of this lovely tree seem to be poised in the performance of a dance, youthful, elegant and agile.
Painting it naturalistically through light, shadow and volume and placing it within a patterned flat world of bright sky and dark branches, I wanted to celebrate its sense of self-assurance and composure.
~ Kerry Johns, November 2021


Kerry Johns paintings are held in Major Australian Public Collections including:

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection;
Kedumba Drawing Award Collection
Basil Sellers Collection
Blue Mountains City Council Collection
Bi-Centennial Acquisition Blue Mountains City Council Collection

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Dimensions 4 × 61 × 76 cm
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Kerry Johns