2006

Richard Dunlop is a conscientious, disciplined artist, one growing in stature and recognition. Dunlop really works his canvas, layering as he does, botanical patterns across tropical images, to give his paintings a deep luscious and contemporary twist to the age-old tradition of botanical art.”  – Michael Reid, 2006

Richard Dunlop’s multi-layered paintings present themselves from several perspectives simultaneously. This skewing of perspective brings to mind, among other greats in Australian landscape painting, William Robinson and John Olsen, while repeated motifs seem to nod at the brilliance of Australia’s best indigenous painters. The Zen principles of Wabi/ Sabi are in abundant evidence. – Iain Dawson, 2006