Rocky Landscapes
“Colin Palethorpe’s training as a geologist, spending many years in the harsh outback exploring for its minerals, gives him a bond with the vast expanse of the Flinders Ranges, which an artist without his background would find difficult if not impossible to establish. Colin Palethorpe’s work is inextricably linked to the rugged mountain chains of the Flinders Ranges by a reverence for its spectacular history as a geological burial place. Although figurative in nature, the landscapes breathe an air of emotional understanding that lifts them from the body of well explored painting styles of traditionalist painters……His works reveal the spirit of the Australian landscape and are at once well-executed, in a painterly manner but are also a highly individualistic expression of an artist with a deep love of his environment." - Phil Kreveld, August 2007
Arkaroola Panorama 2007 oil on linen 51 x 76cm
Bunyeroo Panorama 2007 oil on linen 61 x 138 cm
Bunyeroo Valley 2007 oil on canvas 92 x 122 cm
Griselda Monument 2007 oil on canvas 36 x 51 cm
Hawker monument 2007 oil on canvas 33 x 66 cm
Hawker track 2007 oil on canvas 41 x 51cm
Heysen Range 2007 oil on linen 92 x 122cm
Horrock's Pass 2007 oil on linen 51 x 61 cm
Inside Wilpena 2007 oil on linen66 x 82 cm
Pinnacle, Arkaroola, 2007, oil on linen, 102 x 76cm
Small Heysen Range 2006 oil on panels 26 x 60 cm
Sunrise Arkaroola 2007 oil on linen 61 x 82 cm
Tillite Cliff, 2007, oil on linen 82 x 61cm
Tree and monument  2007 oil on canvas 61 x 92 cm
Wilkawillina Gorge 2006 oil on panel 19 x 19 cm