John Earle is one of Australia’s most renowned realist landscape painters. He has been awarded the prestigious Elioth Gruner Prize for Landscape in 1980, has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize six times (1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 & 1994), and travelled extensively for art residencies, research and commissions. His works are highly sought after features of national and international corporate, government and personal collections.
Throughout his 45+ year career his artistic style and favoured mediums have constantly evolved, from realism to abstraction via ceramics and fibreglass sculpting. A particular area of current interest is his developing series of pop inspired impressionist landscapes, using a grid technique to echo the pixelated art of early 1980s computer software. However he has always found himself returning to his famed hyper-realism oils, where his highly detailed work have been described by both judges and art lovers as “awe inspiring”.
Since completing his Newcastle Art School studies in 1980, John Earle has taken part in too many solo and group exhibitions to count.
You can read about his most recent studio series in the feature article