Sydney Open: places and passages
From the boardroom to the Tank Stream, each painting registers the local peculiarity of light, though slightly dimmed to reveal a tonal harmony unavailable at realityís higher wattages. Ranging from an impressive 2-metre by 2-metre polyptych to a framed suite of small vignettes, the paintings are highly structured, semi-abstract compositions.
The paint surface is often multi-layered and open textured, revealing underdrawing and other signs of the painting process in keeping with the contemporary style and presentation of the works. As a visitor or volunteer, Gowans has participated in every Sydney Open since the event began. She has a BFA in film from New York University and a BFA (Hons) in painting from the National Art School. She is also an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society.
All paintings are available for purchase.