KERRY MCINNIS

My painting is a response to field work that I do during treks into the landscape - usually into the arid waterways of the Australian bush.

My practice is informed by daily exposure to the dry eroded banks of the Molonglo catchment where I live (in NSW), but I am also drawn to the conundrum of the dry river elsewhere in the Australian outback.

I have set up field camps in the remote gorges of Koolpin and Umbrewarra, in Central Australia and in the Flinders, doing forays through steep-cliffed chasms and sanded gulleys. The banks of these waterways have carved and pressed into them, the marks of life and death.

This fascination for the lonely landscape and my love of the remote, untamed, perhaps even unseen, environment, is what led me to book a trip to Antarctica in November, 2012. I was able to paint and sketch the craggy icebergs and rocky outcrops as our ship made its way through the Northern Peninsula. I hope that my on-site drawings and studio paintings are able to capture even a minute sense of that vast and wondrous landscape. (Kerry McInnis)

Click Here to view Kerry McInnis discussing landscape painting with Susan Butler and Judith White in conjunction with the opening of their exhibitions "Frontier" by Judith White and "Ross River" by Kerry McInnis.

Recent news:
2015: Calleen Art Prize Finalist; Archibald Finalist, AGNSW
2014: Norvill Art Prize Highly Commended; NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Finalist
2013: Black Swan Portrait Award Finalist; Rick Amor Drawing Prize Finalist; Goulburn Art Prize Finalist; NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize Finalist; Portia Geach Memorial Prize Finalist; Kedumba Drawing Award Finalist
2012: featured artist in Goulburn Regional Art Gallery's, En Plein Air - Winds of Change Weereewa Exhibition; Kedumba Drawing Award Finalist; Calleen Art Prize Finalist; Norvill Art Prize - Commended

  - Warm Rocks Dawn
Warm Rocks Dawn oil on canvas 76 x 102cm

  - Flinders Fall
Flinders Fall oil on canvas 112 x 122cm

  - Creek Flinders Sketch
Creek Flinders Sketch mixed media on paper 30 x 45cm

  - Storm South End
Storm South End acrylic on canvas 50 x 75cm

  - Island Errera Channel
Island, Errera Channel acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm

  - A Blizzard's Calm
A Blizzard's Calm acrylic on canvas 11 x 150cm

  - First Impression
First Impression acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm

  - Icy Shadows
Icy Shadows acrylic on canvas 50 x 75cm

  - Ice Caves 2
Ice Caves 2 acrylic on canvas 50 x 75cm

  - Black on Black
Black on Black mixed media on paper 22 x 35cm

  - Fog, Neko Harbour
Fog, Neko Harbour mixed media on paper 23 x 34cm

  - Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego mixed media on paper 29 x 42cm

  - Lake Mist
Lake Mist oil on linen 150 x 180cm

  - Creek Reflection
Creek Reflection acrylic on canvas 76 x 76cm

  - Cave Creek
Cave Creek acrylic on canvas 116 x 146cm

  - Granite and Ice
Granite and Ice acrylic on canvas 40 x 40cm

  - Field Dingoes
Field Dingoes pastel, pencil and charcoal on paper 35 x 60cm

Kerry McInnis  - Road and Witches’ Brooms
Road and Witches’ Brooms oil and acrylic on canvas 61 x 91cm

  - Ross River Reflected
Ross River Reflected oil and acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm

  - Flinders High Country
Flinders High Country oil on linen 110 x 120cm

Kerry McInnis  - Crossing, Ross River
Crossing, Ross River oil and acrylic on canvas 61 x 91cm

Kerry McInnis  - Paddock Hills
Paddock Hills oil and acrylic on canvas 61 x 91cm

Kerry McInnis  - Hills and Paddock
Hills and Paddock mixed media on paper 39 x 57.5cm

Kerry McInnis  - Red Rocks
Red Rocks mixed media on paper 51 x 35cm

Kerry McInnis - Dingo Creek
Dingo Creek oil on canvas 76 x 76cm

Kerry McInnis - Headland Sketch
Headland Sketch mixed media on paper 36 x 53cm

Kerry McInnis  - Stripey Hills
Stripey Hills mixed media on paper 40.5 x 58cm

Kerry McInnis Ochre Cliff
Ochre Cliff oil on canvas 91 x 101cm

        Previously Available:

  - Escarpment with Trees
Escarpment with Trees mixed media on paper 50 x 70cm SOLD

  - Shelter, Damoy Point, Antarctica
Shelter, Damoy Point, Antarctica acrylic on canvas 150 x 250cm SOLD

  - The Cloud
The Cloud acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm SOLD

  - Pavlova Ice
Pavlova Ice mixed media on paper 27 x 35cm SOLD

  - Bellinghausen 2
Bellinghausen 2 mixed media on paper 24 x 34cm SOLD

  - Graphite Rock
Graphite Rock acrylic on canvas 50 x 75cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis - First Crossing
First Crossing acrylic and ink on canvas 40 x 40cm SOLD

  - Antarctica 1
Approaching Antarctica oil on canvas 40 x 40cm SOLD

  - Trephina
Trephina oil and acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis  - Shadow Dingoes
Shadow Dingoes oil and acrylic on canvas 122 x 183cm SOLD

  - Cows in the Landscape
Cows in the Landscape gouache and pastel on paper 47 x 76cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis  - Ndhala Gorge Backlight
Ndhala Gorge Backlight oil and acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis  - Ndhala Moonlight
Ndhala Moonlight mixed media on paper 55 x 73.5cm SOLD
(Represented in the 2012 Kedumba Drawing Award)

Kerry McInnis  - Cliff Face, Study
Cliff Face, Study oil and acrylic on canvas 61 x 910cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis - The River in Two Parts
The River in Two Parts oil and oil stick on linen 101 x 125cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis NT
NT oil on linen 198 x 92cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis Moonlight Dingoes Moonlight Dingoes
Moonlight Dingoes oil on canvas 152 x 168 SOLD

Kerry McInnis Dingo Sketch
Dingo Sketch mixed media on paper 41 x 29cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis Clouds Over Wilcannia
Clouds Over Wilcannia acrylic, conte and charcoal on paper 35 x 50cm SOLD

Kerry McInnis Bluff
Bluff acrylic, conte and charcoal on paper 35 x 50cm SOLD

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