Vineyards in Spring, Upper Hunter
The Upper Hunter wine region is known for its fertile soil and rich grape growing and wine making heritage. Beautiful rolling vineyards can be seen throughout the region. The intent of the painting is to showcase the fertility and richness of the land in Spring using a semi-abstract landscape style with symbolic elements. The plots and rows of grape vines, together with the colourful flora, are simplified using forms, shapes, lines, together with markings to bring out the richness of the landscape in Spring. The bright sky and high clouds suggest a fair day in the Upper Hunter vineyards.