“The transformative qualities of water, from mist to ice seem to provide lots of scope for exploration of landscape painting with shared elements of western and non-western traditions. I’m particularly interested in the visual ambiguity that eastern artists have employed for centuries and I’ve always loved the capacity of calligraphists to summarise diverse emotions in a rapid movement. It is this capacity to be simultaneously expressively violent and thoroughly restrained that interests me” – Richard Dunlop, 2013

“In Wattle and Watercourse (2013) drawing is obliterated; drawing becomes paint; image and substance are one. Interior sensibilities of the painter are exteriorised. This masterpiece is the first Australian landscape where the whole canvas is imaged from one object: the wattle.” – Gregory Breeze