ROSS WATSON GALLERY

"He is a leader in contemporary realism." Sir Elton John

Painting Archive: Vatulele, Net Series 1995

Film producer Henry Crawford, and co-owner of the exclusive 'Vatulele Resort' on the South Pacific island of Vatulele, flew Ross Watson to the island which inspired this series.

"Ross Watson offers meticulously and beautifully painted partial views of Vatulele, the unpolluted world. This is the most unpretentiously symbolic painting around, done with rare consumate skill. The nets are quietly rapturous decorations painted with relaxed, beguiling ease; light, breezes and sunshine are distilled into one captivating form. They cleanse the eye and the mind."

Elwyn Lynn
Art Critic, The Australian
- 17.2.95


Net, Vatulele Island
Net, Vatulele Island
Oil on board
62 x 61 cm / 2' x 2'
$30,000 AUD
$20,800 USD

net vii
Net VII, Vatulele
Oil on board
122 x 150 cm / 4' x 5'
Sold
Private collection, Melbourne


net iv
Net IV, Vatulele
Oil on board
122 x 90 cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
Private collection, Melbourne

view vatulele
View, Vatulele
Oil on board
122 x 122 cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
Private Collection, London


net xv
Net XV, Vatulele
Oil on board
122 x 150 cm / 4' x 4'11"
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

sail fiji
Sail, Fiji
1994
Oil on board
122 x 122 cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
Private collection, Melbourne


net
Net
Oil on board
61 x 61 cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Sydney

kuva fiji
Kuva, Fiji
Oil on board
41 x 41 cm / 16' x 16'
Sold
A Private Collection, London


five canoes
Five Canoes
1995
Oil on board
66 x 61 cm / 26' x 24'
Provenance: Private Collection,
Melbourne 1995 - 2009

*Featured in the new book, Untitled# ROSS WATSON, page 178.

Painting Archive: Vatulele, Net Series 1995

fresh water stream fraser island
Fresh Water Stream, Fraser Island
Oil on board
63 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Brisbane

sand wall fraser island
Sandwall, Fraser Island
Oil on board
63 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Toronto


tyre tracks fraser island
Tyre Tracks, Fraser Island
Oil on board
63 x 62 cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne

towards indian head fraser island
Towards Indian Head, Fraser Island
Oil on board
122 x 122 cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
Private Collection, Melbourne