“Richard Dunlop is a contemporary Australian painter with a strong commitment to pursuing his own line of investigation. Working in long cycles spanning several years, he experiments with evolving theatres of imagery, using his formidable technical skills to tease out the visual and metaphorical nuances of forms and spaces. This results in luscious, fluid, evocative works that defy simple analysis. These paintings are clearly inventions, created at a remove from the actual specimens or locations, and yet they have the capacity to confound the viewer’s eye with a sense of familiarity and naturalness.”Professor Mostyn Bramley-Moore, 2004