About David Beaumont:
As a painter I am interested in a sensory interpretation of the Australia landscape.
I would spend a great deal of time, whether it be in the outback or by the ocean quietly observing, watching the shifting light, the influence of weather, the overall terrain and in particular my response to those experiences.
Back in the studio these experiences begin to find their way into a painting. The references are often abstracted but endeavor to maintain the fabric of the experience; if you like a kind of truth in what has been observed and felt.
The usual suspects of colour, pictorial space, surface and composition are a constant, haunting companion.